World  /  Published 17.04.22

March luncheon rattled Imran govt: Report

The conversation that rattled the then Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan took place on March 7 at a farewell lunch for the country's ambassador to the US Asad Majeed Khan at his...
By Sajjad Hussain in Islamabad

People  /  Published 08.03.22

What it takes to be women diplomats

A discussion on women in diplomacy got the two women heads of consulates in the city — the consuls general of Australia and the US, Rowan Ainsworth and Melinda Pavek respectively —  t...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

People  /  Published 27.11.21

Latin America, through the pen of a poet and diplomat

We often speak about the mellifluous quality of Bengali, especially in poetry. Is there any Latin American language that is similar? It is Portuguese. The cadences and the musical rhythm of Portugues...
By Priyam Marik

India  /  Published 16.11.21

Pushback call to protect constitutional rights

A group of retired bureaucrats and diplomats on Monday cited India’s backslide on yardsticks of human development and democracy and urged a “vigorous pushback” to help reclaim the &l...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

World  /  Published 09.11.21

US ex-envoy criticised for trip to Myanmar

Bill Richardson, the American ex-diplomat, has made numerous trips to Myanmar since the 1990s. He has negotiated with the generals who ruled it, then and now. He has been an ally and later a critic of...
By Richard C. Paddock in New York


India  /  Published 07.10.21

Chandigarh: UK envoy molested

  A woman diplomat posted at the British Deputy High Commission here was allegedly molested by an unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreant, police said on Thursday. The 60-year-old diplomat was ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Chandigarh

World  /  Published 23.09.21

Envoys meet Taliban

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan have met top officials of the Taliban’s interim government as well as Afghan leaders Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul and discussed the fo...
By PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 16.09.21

Ex-envoys: Deny Taliban recognition

A group of Afghan diplomats from the deposed government in Kabul has issued a first-of-its-kind joint statement calling on world leaders to deny the Taliban formal recognition and chiding them for &rd...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 11.09.21

Face of US diplomatic failure

In a luxury hotel along Doha’s coastline last year, Zalmay Khalilzad smiled as he shook hands with the Taliban’s co-founder Mullah Baradar in front of journalists and diplomats from around...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 01.09.21

US envoys close their embassy

American diplomats have left Afghanistan, and the US embassy in Kabul will remain closed, secretary of state Antony J. Blinken said on Monday, after the military announced that it had completed its wi...
By Lara Jakes in Washington


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