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Arab states diplomatic thaw comes after the US Withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The move by Bahrain to reopen its embassy came hours after the United Arab Emirates’ decision to reopen its embassy in Damascus. This move reflects a new push by Persian Gulf Arab states to improve relations…

US closes its consulate in Basra

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SHAFAQNA- The United States announced on Friday that it will close its consulate in Basra, Iraq and evacuate its diplomatic staff following the increasing threats and indirect fire near U.S. facilities in recent weeks. In a statement on…

Paraguay’s embassy move praised by Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- Paraguay’s “courageous” decision to move its embassy from occupied Jerusalem al-Quds back to Tel Aviv, lauded by Palestine saying it will “immediately” open its own embassy in the Latin American state after the Israeli regime…

Iran Embassy Violently Attacked In London

SHAFAQNA- A shia extremists affiliated to Ayatollah Sadeq Shirazi  attacked the Iranian embassy premises in London tonight. The Iranian Ambassador to the UK has confirmed that this attack was *NOT* stopped by UK police. In an extremist…

Turkey summons US diplomat amid visa dispute

SHAFAQNA- Turkey has summoned the US embassy undersecretary and called for an end to a dispute between the two countries after they suspended visa services in a tit-for-tat fallout between the NATO allies. Philip Kosnett was told that…

Iran upholds sentences for Saudi Embassy attackers

SHAAFQNA- Ten individuals involved in the attack on the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran in January 2016 had their prison sentences upheld by an appeals court, according to the lawyer of one of the defendants. Mohammad Narimani said that five…