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12 Sep
The Indian ambassador to Qatar met with the head of Taliban's political office in Doha, marking New Delhi's first official contact with the militant group. The two sides discussed issues of safety and security.
8 Apr
Kyaw Zwar Minn spent the night in his car after being locked out of his embassy in London. The military junta has sidelined him after he showed support for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
21 Mar
North Korean state media says one of its citizens has been handed over by Malaysia to US authorities to face money laundering charges. Pyongyang said the court ruling was an "absurd fabrication and sheer plot."
9 Nov 2020
Tens of thousands rallied in Karachi, calling on Pakistan to sever diplomatic ties and boycott French products. Demonstrators trampled on images of the French president and burned French flags.
2 Jan 2020
Neither Iran or Israel may seek war. But a diplomatic breakdown after the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, strategic errors and a military buildup make a direct conflict — even an inadvertent one — more likely.
21 Jul 2019
A diplomatic spat between the US and UK plays out on Twitter.
14 Mar 2017
A diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands deepens as both sides trade bitter accusations after Turkish ministers were blocked from holding rallies to win support for plans to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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