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‘We’ve been forgotten’: the British embassy security guard in Kabul

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Abdullah*, 34, was a security guard for the British embassy, employed under contract by GardaWorld, and had a senior management role, looking after other locally employed embassy guards. He and about 180 colleagues ha...

‘Just a miss’: Sydney festival chair apologises after Israeli embassy sponsorship sparks boycott

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Sydney festival chair, David Kirk, has described the board’s failure to grasp the potential ramifications of accepting funding from the Australian Israeli embassy, which sparked a mass walk out of artists, as “just a ...

Israeli embassy claims it was asked by organisers to sponsor Sydney festival

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The government of Israel was asked to financially contribute to the 2022 Sydney festival by someone from the festival’s management, a representative from the Israeli embassy in Canberra has claimed. The deputy Israeli...

US warns Moscow embassy could stop functioning in row over visas

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The US embassy in Moscow could stop performing most functions next year unless there is progress with Russia on increasing the number of visas for diplomats, a US official has warned. The United States earlier this mo...

Former British embassy driver badly beaten in Kabul

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A former employee of the British embassy in Kabul has been badly beaten at his home by five armed men, in an attack linked to his 11 years working with UK diplomats in Afghanistan. The British embassy driver, one of a...

Australian foreign minister was told to close embassy before May visit to Kabul, documents reveal

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Defence and intelligence chiefs warned the Australian government multiple times in April the situation in Afghanistan could become dangerous enough to force the closure of the embassy, è stato rivelato. The Depart...

One out of 125 embassy guards promised help to leave Afghanistan made it to UK

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Just one of the team of 125 British embassy guards who were promised help to leave Afghanistan by the Foreign Office has made it to the UK. Faiz is in quarantine in a London hotel, relieved to be safe but worried abou...

China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban

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China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and “beef up” relations, the Taliban have said, as Afghanistan’s new rulers worked on preparing their new government and winning international recognition. A spokes...

UK rescues Afghan families after their details were left behind in Kabul embassy

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Britain has rescued three Afghan families whose contact details had been listed in documents left behind at its embassy in Kabul and seized by the Taliban, the Foreign Office said. British Foreign Office staff had lef...

Attempt to evacuate Afghans who guarded British embassy fails

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A last-ditch attempt to evacuate all the British embassy guards on one of the final flights out of Afghanistan has failed, leaving them increasingly frightened about their future. The international security company Ga...

Dozens of MPs sign letter urging UK to evacuate all Kabul embassy guards

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Dozens of cross-party MPs have signed a letter to the defence secretary calling on him to evacuate all the guards who provided security for the British embassy in Kabul. Despite a commitment from the Foreign Office on...

‘A disgrace’: Australian government rejects visas for more than 100 former embassy staff in Afghanistan

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Più di 100 former Australian embassy staffers have been rejected for visas to Australia, despite many working there until the day it closed. Speaking from Kabul on Sunday, one security guard rejected for a visa for...

‘Please help get us out’: plight of Afghan chef who worked at British embassy

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An Afghan man who worked in the kitchen at the British embassy in Kabul for seven years has appealed to Boris Johnson to save him and his family from the Taliban, who he says are hunting him down. “I am really scared,...

Taliban poised to take control of Kabul as US evacuates embassy

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The Taliban are poised to take full control of the Afghan capital, Kabul, after their fighters took up positions on the outskirts of the city and the US sent helicopters to evacuate diplomats from its embassy. In deep...

UK ambassador angers Iran with ‘insulting’ embassy photo gaffe

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The new British ambassador to Iran has landed himself in hot water by posing alongside his Russian counterpart in chairs sat in by Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in the British embassy at the height of Iran’s sub...

Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid opens embassy in Abu Dhabi

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Israel’s foreign minister has inaugurated the country’s new embassy in Abu Dhabi in the first official Israeli visit to the United Arab Emirates since the two countries normalised relations last year. Speaking at the ...

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