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Kidnappers seize Egypt diplomat in Libya

Kidnappers seized an Egyptian diplomat in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, Libya's foreign ministry said. The diplomat was snatched from his house in Tripoli by an unknown group, Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP. bur-ila/tl/dv

Gunmen wound Iran diplomat in Yemen capital: police, medic

Unknown assailants wounded an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital on Saturday, police and a medic said. "Unidentified assailants in a van fired on the diplomat three times as he was leaving the ambassador's residence near a shopping centre in Hadda," the main diplomatic district of Sanaa, a police source told AFP. A medic at the capital's Modern German Hospital said the diplomat had been hit in the shoulder and was in a stable condition. mou/tm/kir/dv

Japanese diplomat in Jordan took home classified files

A diplomat at the Japanese Embassy in Jordan repeatedly took home classified documents, potentially placing dignitaries at risk, a source close to the matter said Thursday. The 30-year-old second secretary at the embassy was found to have taken home classified documents dozens of pages long on several occasions at least as far back as October 2012, the source said.

Japanese diplomat in Jordan took home classified files

A diplomat at the Japanese Embassy in Jordan repeatedly took home classified documents, potentially placing dignitaries at risk, a source close to the matter said Thursday. The 30-year-old second secretary at the embassy was found to have taken home classified documents dozens of pages long on several occasions at least as far back as October 2012, the source said.

Palestinian diplomat injured in Prague flat blast

A Palestinian diplomat was injured in a blast in his Prague residence on Wednesday, police told AFP, but declined to give further details. Czech media identified the diplomat as the Palestinian ambassador, Jamal Al Jamal, and said the blast occurred as he was opening a safe. "I can only confirm there was a detonation in the residence of a Palestinian diplomat," police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova said. "The diplomat suffered a serious injury and was taken to hospital. We are investigating the causes," she added. frj/mas/ric

Japan diplomat stabbed in Yemen attack

A Japanese diplomat in Yemen was stabbed by unknown assailants on Sunday in Sanaa, where attacks on foreigners have intensified in the past few months. The consul and second secretary at the embassy was stabbed five times in the morning attack as he drove his car in the Yemeni capital, an embassy spokesman said. The spokesman could not say if the attack was an attempt to kidnap the diplomat. mou-at/ak/dv

Iran bars Saudi diplomat from leaving over deadly crash

Iran has barred a Saudi diplomat allegedly involved in a deadly drink-driving accident from leaving the country, Fars news agency cited top lawmaker as saying on Sunday. The unnamed diplomat was "barred from leaving until the clarification of the (legal) status" of the case, Allaedin Boroujerdi, who heads the parliament's influential foreign policy committee, was quoted as saying. An Iranian citizen was killed in mid-March when the diplomat's car reportedly hit another vehicle on a expressway in Tehran while speeding at 130 kph (80 mph).

Iran protests Saudi diplomat's deadly 'drink driving'

Iran said Tuesday it has protested to the Saudi embassy about a deadly accident involving one of its diplomats who reports alleged had been "drink driving" when he crashed his vehicle into another. The unnamed diplomat "had violated the speed limit" when he hit the car in Tehran on Thursday last week, killing its Iranian driver, foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, quoted by state broadcaster IRIB. Mehmanparast said Iran had conveyed a "strong protest" to the Saudi embassy, and that diplomatic and judicial protocols were activated to pursue the case.

UPDATE 1-Iran nuclear talks show progress, Western diplomat says

(Adds Iranian comment, paragraphs 4-6) * Six powers "show a way" to easing sanctions * Iran foreign minister says talks reach "milestone" * April meeting will be key for hearing Iranian position * Diplomat denies six powers softened position on Fordow By Adrian Croft

UPDATE 1-Iran nuclear talks constructive, Western diplomat says

(Adds Iranian comment, paragraphs 4-6) * Six powers suggest easing of sanctions * April meeting will be key for hearing Iran's position * Diplomat denies six powers softened position on Fordow By Adrian Croft
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