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Biden's Spokesperson John Kirby Promoted to White House Security Role

12/02/2024 - 04:45:53
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Washington (diplomat.so) - President Joe Biden's top national security spokesperson, John Kirby, is set to take on an expanded role within the White House, a U.S. official revealed to Reuters on Sunday. Kirby, who previously served as spokesperson for the Pentagon and the State Department, will…
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian arrives in Beirut

Iran and US Exchange Messages Over Hezbollah's Role in Gaza Conflict

12/02/2024 - 04:38:33
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Tehran, Iran (diplomat.so) - Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, revealed on Saturday that Iran and the United States have been engaged in a diplomatic exchange regarding the involvement of Lebanon's Hezbollah in the Gaza conflict. The communication between the two nations occurred…
Aftermath of Israeli strikes, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Israeli Ground Offensive Threatens Hostage Negotiations in Gaza: Hamas Leader

12/02/2024 - 04:32:53
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Rafah, Gaza, Palestine (diplomat.so) - A looming Israeli ground offensive in Rafah on the Gaza border poses a grave threat to ongoing negotiations for a hostage exchange, as stated by a senior Hamas leader quoted by Hamas-run Aqsa Television on Sunday. The announcement, made by Israeli Prime Minister…

Taliban: Afghan Prisoners Held at Guantanamo Released in Oman

12/02/2024 - 03:48:44
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Islamabad (diplomat.so) - Two Afghan detainees, Abdul Zahir Saber and Abdul Karim, previously held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay detention center since 2002, have been released from house arrest in Oman, announced a Taliban spokesman on Sunday.

Ethiopia's Parliament Approves New Deputy PM and Cabinet Reshuffle

08/02/2024 - 18:42:30
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Addis Ababa (diplomat.so) - In a session held on Thursday, Ethiopia's parliament greenlit the appointment of Temesgen Tiruneh, the current chief of the intelligence service, as the new deputy prime minister. Tiruneh takes over from Demeke Mekonnen, who has held the position for the past 11 years,…

India's Uttarakhand State Approves Uniform Civil Code Legislation

08/02/2024 - 18:01:57
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India (diplomat.so) — In a groundbreaking move, Uttarakhand state in India has passed legislation approving a uniform civil code for marriage, divorce, adoption, and inheritance across religious communities, including Hindus and Muslims. The legislation, passed by lawmakers…
US President Joe Biden greets military personnel on arrival at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on February 2, 2024, to attend the dignified transfer of the remains of three US service members killed in the drone attack on the US military outpost in Jordan. (Roberto SCHMIDT / AFP)

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against Iran-Backed Targets in Iraq and Syria

03/02/2024 - 09:03:35
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Washington (diplomat.so) - On February 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. EST, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed the execution of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated militia groups. The operation, which involved more than 85 targets,…

U.S. State Department Approves Potential Sale of 31 Armed Drones to India

02/02/2024 - 19:35:00
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Washington (diplomat.so) - The U.S. State Department has given the green light for the potential sale of 31 armed MQ-9B SkyGuardian drones, along with related missiles and equipment, to India for a sum of nearly $4 billion, the Pentagon announced on Thursday. This approval comes after years of negotiations…
FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a bridge constructed across a dried up river in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region.

Ethiopia Extends State of Emergency Amidst Amhara Insurgency

02/02/2024 - 19:20:41
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (diplomat.so) - Ethiopia's parliament voted on Friday to extend the state of emergency in response to the ongoing insurgency in the northern Amhara region, granting an additional four months to the measures initially declared in August. The conflict in Amhara, marked by clashes…
Video Obtained | Reuters A Russian military transport plane crashes near Yablonovo, Belgorod Region, Russia, January 24, 2024, in this screen grab from a social media video obtained by REUTERS

Ukraine Doubts Russian Plane Crash Narrative

26/01/2024 - 18:33:58
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Kyiv, Ukraine (diplomat.so) - Ukrainian defense intelligence representative has raised skepticism regarding the narrative surrounding the crash of a Russian military plane in Belgorod. Speaking exclusively to the BBC, Andriy Yusov disputed assertions made by Russia, particularly concerning the presence…

China Accuses US of Provocative Maneuvers in Pacific

26/01/2024 - 17:53:55
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Beijing, China (diplomat.so) - In a recent statement, China criticized the United States for what it perceives as provocative military actions in the western Pacific. The accusation follows the passage of an American naval destroyer through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait.