Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

Feb 24, 2015

Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

Egypt shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff Monday due to deteriorating security, state media said, joining a diplomatic exodus since Shiite militia seized the Yemeni capital. Long on the front line of the U.S. war against al-Qaida, Yemen has descended ...

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Feb 17, 2015

Turkey closes Yemen embassy after telling citizens to leave

Turkey has closed its embassy in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said on Monday, the latest of a number of foreign powers to withdraw their diplomats as the country’s civil conflict worsens. The ambassador and other embassy staff had returned to Turkey, a ...

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Feb 16, 2015

Japan evacuates diplomats from Yemen and closes embassy

Japan closed its embassy in Sanaa on Sunday due to a worsening security situation in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Ambassador Katsuyoshi Hayashi and four embassy officials have now left the country, the ministry said. Some of the staff will continue to ...

Dec 30, 2014

Obama doesn't rule out having embassy in Iran

While President Barack Obama has not ruled out the possibility of reopening a U.S. Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program. Obama was asked in an NPR ...

Jul 22, 2014

Japan appoints new envoys to Belgium, EU, Botswana, Sudan, E. Timor

Masafumi Ishii, former director general of the Foreign Ministry’s International Legal Affairs Bureau, was appointed Tuesday as ambassador to Belgium. Also approved by the Cabinet was Keiichi Katakami, former director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Economic Affairs Bureau, as ambassador to the European Union. ...

Jul 4, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Algeria warns of possible attack

The United States Embassy in Algeria has warned about a possible attack by a “terrorist group” on targets in Algiers, possibly near a U.S.-branded hotel in the capital. A statement on the embassy website told embassy employees to avoid hotels owned or operated by ...

North links relations to de facto embassy's fate

Apr 1, 2014

North links relations to de facto embassy's fate

A ranking North Korean diplomat said Tuesday that whether his country and Japan can improve their relations hinges on the fate of Pyongyang’s de facto embassy building in Tokyo. “Without resolving this issue, there is no need to make progress on Korea-Japan relations,” Song ...

Jan 23, 2013

After Algeria crisis, Japan steps up security in region

The government is moving to strengthen the security of Japanese citizens in northwestern Africa in the wake of last week’s deadly hostage crisis in Algeria. The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it will temporarily shut down the Japanese Embassy in Bamako, Mali’s capital, due to ...