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Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan: embassy

KARACHI (AFP) – A Saudi diplomat was killed in a hail of bullets on his way to the country’s consulate in Karachi on Monday, the second attack on Saudi interests in Pakistan’s biggest city in less than a week. The Pakistani Taliban denied carrying out the assassination and authorities said…

Mexico gang members charged in US consulate deaths

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US authorities charged 35 Mexican gang members with murder, drug smuggling and other crimes Wednesday, including 10 accused in a deadly 2010 shooting at the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez. An indictment unsealed in federal court in El Paso, Texas, detailed the charges against the so-called “Familia…

US asks Pakistan to release diplomat

ISLAMABAD — The United States on Saturday called for the immediate release of a US diplomat it said was unlawfully detained by Pakistani authorities in Lahore, its embassy in Islamabad said. The man, previously described just as a consulate employee, is being held in police custody over the shooting deaths…

Israel arrests British consulate staff

Israeli authorities have arrested two locally hired workers at the British consulate general in Jerusalem who were reportedly linked to a plot to attack a stadium, the Foreign Office in London said. “I can confirm that two members of the local staff at the consulate general in Jerusalem have been…

FBI in Mexico to investigate US consulate killings

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – US agents joined a probe into the brazen weekend killings at an American consulate in Mexico’s bloodiest city, highlighting rampant violence that prompted expressions of concern from both governments. Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrived in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez to probe the…

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