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Swedish embassy torched ahead of new Koran burning stunt

A large crowd of rioters have stormed the Swedish Embassy in Iraq and set the building ablaze, in a protest against an officially sanctioned protest, with possible Koran-burning, planned outside the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm. Hundreds of people flocked to the diplomatic mission in the early hours of Thursday morning, …

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Polish police raid school at Russian embassy – RIA

Police and city officials have forcibly entered a school run by the Russian embassy in Warsaw on Saturday, RIA Novosti has reported. The news agency said Russian officials were ordered to open the door, but refused to comply. Videos from the scene show a man in plain clothes opening the …

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Russian envoy injured in assassination attempt – embassy

A senior member of the Russian diplomatic mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been hospitalised, Moscow’s embassy in Bangui confirmed to Russian media, after a reported parcel bomb explosion.  The official was identified as Dmitry Sytyy, who heads the local branch of the “Russian House”, a network of …

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Two Russian embassy workers killed in ‘suicide bombing’

Two Russian embassy workers were among many people killed on Monday in an explosion outside the country’s diplomatic mission in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said. A suicide bomber detonated his vest around the corner from the main gate of the Russian embassy, apparently targeting locals queuing for …

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Australia terminates Russian embassy lease

Australia has terminated the lease for a new Russian embassy in Canberra, the National Capital Authority (NCA) announced on Wednesday. Russia has been given 20 days to vacate the “premium site” in Yarralumla, not far from the Australian parliament, the NCA said in a statement. The Russian embassy in Australia …

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US embassy in Kiev issues security alert

Citing a “highly volatile” security situation, the US embassy in Kiev has urged Americans not to visit Ukraine, and those already there to leave immediately. In a security alert published on Thursday on the embassy’s website, US citizens who are still in Ukraine have been strongly advised against attending large …

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American attacks Chinese embassy

A Chicago man who attempted to throw a fire bomb at the Chinese embassy in the US will have to stay in jail for a week be evaluated for mental health, a magistrate judge in Washington, DC ordered on Friday. Benjamin Grabinski reportedly asked to be held in “isolation” out …

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Russian embassy ‘under blockade’ in US – envoy

The operation of the Russian Embassy in Washington has been effectively blocked by the US, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov has said. “The embassy is essentially under a blockade by the US authorities. Bank of America has shut down the accounts of our general consulates in Houston and New York,” Antonov told …

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