Posts Tagged ‘consulate’

China to open consulate office in Iran’s Bandar Abbas

TEHRAN – The Iranian cabinet of ministers voted on Wednesday to allow China the permission to open a consulate general in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, Tasnim reported. The cabinet approved the move upon by a proposal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bandar Abbas is the capital of Iran’s coastal province of Hormozgan. […]

US backs down from reopening consulate in occupied East Jerusalem

The United States has backtracked on its pledge to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to reopen its consulate in occupied East Jerusalem, the Times of Israel revealed yesterday. The Israeli daily said that it has been seven months since the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken notified PA President Mahmoud Abbas of the Biden administration’s plan […]

The tangled tale of the Israel consulate, the Dilbert cartoonist and the Matt Gaetz case

Novak never said he thought the alleged plan to free the hostage was a crime, according to copies of the text messages that were previously reported and whose authenticity were confirmed to POLITICO by Adams. But on Aug. 31, a federal grand jury indicted a suspect for allegedly trying to defraud Gaetz’s father. The scheme […]

Iran opens consulate in Aleppo

TEHRAN — Following consultations between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iran opened a consulate in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday. The Syrian authorities agreed to request by Iran to open consulate in Aleppo after they received a confirmation letter by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the […]

Daniel Craig Pays a Visit to Greek Consulate Ahead of Filming in Greece

Daniel Craig pictured with the Greek Consul General Konstantinos Koutras. Credit: Twitter/@GreeceinNewYork Actor Daniel Craig visited the Greek Consulate in New York City on Thursday to obtain a visa ahead of filming in Greece next month. The British actor’s visit was deemed necessary after the recent Brexit regulations. Craig stars in “Knives Out 2,” together […]

Greek Genocide Rally Planned Outside Turkish Consulate in L.A.

Greeks and Armenians rally recently in Athens. Credit: Mark Mathews/Greek Reporter Greek organizations are urging Greek Americans to join a demonstration organized by the U.S. Armenian Council for Human Rights to commemorate the Greek Genocide on Wednesday, May 19 in Los Angeles. The event will take place outside the Turkish Consulate in Beverly Hills, from […]

Iraqi protesters reportedly set Iranian consulate on fire amid fury over assassination of activist (VIDEOS)

Protesters have set the Iraqi city of Karbala ablaze following the killing of prominent activist Ihab al-Wazni. The demonstrators have accused Iran-backed militias of his assassination. A prominent anti-government activist, Al-Wazni has been a vocal critic of Iranian influence in Iraq. He survived an attempted assassination during violent anti-government protests in 2019, but was slain […]

Israeli Consulate Behind Alleged $25M Extortion Scheme Targeting Matt Gaetz, Leaked Texts Suggest

The alleged extortion scheme to shake down congressman Matt Gaetz’ father of $25 million and fund a black op to free rogue CIA operative Robert Levinson from detention in Iran may have been run out of the Israeli consulate in New York, according to leaked texts obtained by The American Conservative. Leaked texts from an […]

Man arrested in Jeddah after attacking guard at French consulate ‘with sharp tool’

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FBI Arrests Chinese Researcher for Visa Fraud After She Hid at Consulate in San Francisco

Via: CNBC: A researcher who took refuge in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after allegedly lying to investigators about her Chinese military service was arrested and will appear in court on Monday, according to a senior Justice Department official. According to court documents unsealed earlier this week in the Eastern District […]

Feds Go Nuts Tearing Up Chinese Consulate in Aggressive Photo-Up

I’m sure China must have done something. I don’t know what it is, but if they didn’t do nothing, surely the US wouldn’t be trying to start a World War against them. Fox News: U.S. officials pried open the doors of the Chinese consulate in Houston on Friday and took over the […]

China officially takes over US consulate in Chengdu as diplomatic staff lower American flag & leave (VIDEOS)

“At 10am on July 27, according to the Chinese side’s request, the US Consulate General in Chengdu was closed,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.   After American staff left the premises, Chinese authorities “entered through the front entrance and took it over,” the ministry said. Chinese media shared videos of a US flag being […]

8 Boston Jews Arrested As They Shut Down Israeli Consulate To Protest Violence On Gaza

8 Boston Jews Arrested As They Shut Down Israeli Consulate To Protest Violence On Gaza Above Photo: From The protest comes just days after the killing of 17 Palestinian protesters and the injuring of 780 more by Israeli live fire near the Gaza border. BOSTON, MA: This morning, on the fourth day of Passover, Boston […]

Russia closes Seattle consulate but refuses to remove flag on principle

     The Russian consulate in Seattle has been closed by order of the US authorities. The staff has decided not to take down the Russian flag, though, leaving it for the Americans to deal with. Having wrapped up their last day of work on Friday, the Seattle consulate staff gathered outside their office, rented in […]

Russia closes Seattle consulate, but refuses to remove flag

Having wrapped up their last day of work on Friday, the Seattle consulate staff gathered outside their office, rented in a 25-story office building, took a picture together, then removed the plaque with the consulate’s name from the wall, RIA reports. They now have until April 2 to remove all papers and other items, […]

U.S. Expels 60 Russian Diplomats, Shutters Seattle Consulate

U.S. Expels 60 Russian Diplomats, Shutters Seattle Consulate March 26th, 2018 60 PNGed in one shot??? Via AP: The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to […]

FRANCE – French consulate worker in Israel accused of smuggling arms to Palestine

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Israel’s Shin Bet arrests French consulate employee for ‘Gaza weapons smuggling’

A French employee of France’s consulate in Jerusalem has been arrested for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel’s domestic security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet said the man, identified as Romain Franck, 23, was part of a broader Palestinian smuggling ring, AP reported. He allegedly […]

Iran condemns attack on Consulate General in Erbil

Tasnim – Iran’s Consulate General in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, condemned a recent act of aggression against the consulate and said the incident was politically motivated. “On Friday evening, when the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran was closed, some individuals who had political motives made an act of […]

Malaysians in Bali advised to contact Consulate or Embassy as experts fear eruption of Mt Agung

nsnbc : Malaysian Ambassador in Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed said Malaysians arriving in Bali on holiday students and people with business on the […]

French Consulate in Israel gets suspicious envelope; staff complain of burning eyes – reports

The envelope was reportedly sent from France, and it contained teabags and goji berry seeds, according to the news website. The Fire Department arrived at the scene to examine the suspicious envelope and the consulate area was cordoned off. Source Article from

Turkey implies US is not its friend due for harboring cleric accused of staging coup

“I do not see any country that would stand behind this man, this leader of the terrorist gang, especially after last night. The country that would stand behind this man is no friend to Turkey. It would even be a hostile act against Turkey,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters on Saturday, as Turkey was […]

Bahrain court denies bail for top human rights activist

A Bahraini court has denied bail for Nabeel Rajab as the prominent human rights activist remains behind bars over online comments deemed insulting to the Al Khalifah regime and neighboring Saudi Arabia. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), a non-profit non-governmental organization led by Rajab, announced the development on Wednesday. Rajab, who has been repeatedly detained […]

Iraq Mourns 213 Martyred in Baghdad Car Bombing

Iraq begins three days of national mourning on Monday for almost more than 200 people martyred by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Takfiri ISIL group, the deadliest attack in the capital this year. The blast hit the Karrada district early Sunday as the area was packed with shoppers ahead […]

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Women elected student body president at three West Bank universities

When Dana Rwaidy started university two years ago, she never thought she would hold the position of student body president. Most class presidents in the occupied West Bank’s universities are chosen from the senior class, and the vast majority have long been men. “I was one of 33 people on the list of possible candidates for […]

Police teargas protesters at anti-labor reform rally in Paris (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The group of protesters gathered at Place de la République and headed towards Place d’Italie, Le Parisien reported. Le Figaro reported that firecrackers and smoke bombs were seen the Place de la Nation in eastern Paris, where the protesters gathered. “Youth, who suffer most, shouldn’t be in the street”, “Youth are rallying”, the protesters were […]

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