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First Emirati ambassador to Israel arrives to start post

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ first ambassador to Israel arrived Monday to start his posting in Tel Aviv, barely half a year after the countries formally established diplomatic relations. Ambassador Mohamed Al Khaja met with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem ahead of a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin to formally present his … Read more

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s United Nations envoy in New York vowed to fight on Saturday after the junta fired him for urging countries to use “any means necessary” to reverse a Feb. 1 coup that ousted the nation’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “I decided to fight back … Read more

Myanmar military fires UN ambassador after anti-coup speech

The Daily Beast Dems’ Tricky New Two-Step: First COVID Relief, Then a Wage Hike Drew Angerer/GettyThursday night, Twitter was full of rage (more than usual) after Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the minimum wage increase out of the COVID relief bill. There was rage at MacDonough. There was rage at Republicans. There was rage at … Read more

Myanmar’s military rulers reportedly fire U.N. ambassador after emotional anti-coup speech

On Friday, Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, received an ovation from the U.N. General Assembly, after he made an emotional request for help restoring democracy on behalf of the country’s elected government that was overthrown in a military coup earlier this month. But a day later, the military junta announced it … Read more

Myanmar’s UN ambassador calls on world to condemn military coup

The Daily Beast Prince Harry Tells Friend James Corden He Left the Royal Family Because It Was Destroying His Mental Health KOEN VAN WEELPrince Harry has said that he stepped back from royal duties because the British press was “toxic” and “destroying” his mental health.In an extraordinary interview unparalleled in the annals of royal history, … Read more

UPDATE 1-Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador appeals for action to stop coup

(Adds details, quotes throughout) By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s U.N. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, speaking for the country’s elected civilian government ousted in a military coup on Feb. 1, appealed to the United Nations on Friday “to use any means necessary to take action against the Myanmar military” to restore … Read more

Senate confirms Biden’s choice for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda Thomas-Greenfield reflected a divide between the Biden administration’s determination to re-engage with the world body and former President Donald Trump’s diplomacy that often left the U.S. isolated internationally. Senators voted 78-20 … Read more