Questions tagged [embassy]

Questions related to permanent diplomatic missions between 1 country and another or 1 country and an international organization

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Why Iraqi embassy websites closed for 1 month already? [closed]

I have recently noticed Iraqi embassy websites throughout the world have been closed out. Their foreign affairs website has pages for these embassies but not fully available websites . Here are some ...
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Has North Korea made any statement on the alleged attack on its embassy in Madrid?

According to the BBC: On 22 February, a group of 10 assailants reportedly broke into the building, tying up, beating and interrogating eight people inside. The incident took place just days ...
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What obligations does a state have to assist its citizens, when they are in a country with no embassy?

One of three schoolgirls who fled London to join so-called Islamic State in 2015 has been found by a UK newspaper in a Syrian refugee camp. Her family wants the government's help to return her to the ...
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What is a corporate embassy and how does it compare to a normal one? [closed]

The NY Times reports that Facebook opened a "corporate embassy" in China I'm wondering What does a government embassy do? What laws typically apply to it? How does that compare to the power and ...
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Why have three politicans in high positions resigned to become the US Ambassador to China?

From Wikipedia: [The Iowa's governor] appointment marked the third time in a decade that a politician resigned a statewide office to become the Ambassador to China; Jon Huntsman Jr. resigned as ...
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Shipping a person in a diplomatic bag

So I found a story about 'Joeseph Dahan,' who was found and released from inside an Egyptian diplomatic bag being sent from Italy to Egypt. Is a diplomatic bag with a person inside it inviolable?
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What are the options to a hosting country if a foreign embassy imprisoned someone inside it?

Today I heard an interesting news story on the radio. A Saudi citizen was imprisoned inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul (Turkey), and the Turkish authorities are investigating the matter after a ...
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What are the steps for a person to become a US Ambassador, after the nomination?

I have heard on radio about the US Ambassador in Romania, Hans Klemm, being recalled to Washington: US Ambassador Hans Klemm will be recalled to Washington, Romanian FM Teodor Melescanu has ...
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Could Assange be arrested if the Ecuadorian embassy is evacuated?

A WWII bomb was found in central Berlin yesterday, with the area being evacuated. The evacuation zone included the Indonesian and Uzbek embassies, according to media reports. Do the standard ...
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What is the procedure behind granting embassy asylum?

What is the procedure behind granting political asylum to people at embassies? (mainly how can people enter an embassy, why don't police arrest them, how do people stay at embassies) Please cite any ...
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Does Persona-non-Grata apply to embassies' physical premises?

If you Persona-non-Grata (PNG) a diplomat, does that cover the situation where the diplomat is permanently "hiding" in their country's Embassy? Or does PNG have no effect whatsoever in that case? In ...
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Is the UN headquarters (or any UN building) under umbrella of Article 22 of Vienna Convention?

Article 22 of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 states this about countries' embassies: The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not ...
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Number of Russian Diplomats throughout USA

The US expelled 60 Russian diplomats today, 26th March 2018. How many diplomats from Russia are in the US, at embassies, consulates, etc.?
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List of embassies closed in Damascus (Syria)

Is there a list of Embassies closed in Syria between 2008 and 2018?
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Did protests in front of a foreign embassy ever succeed in achieving their goal?

It is very common for protesters to express their dissent against a certain country's action by protesting in front of its embassy. For example: Hundreds of British-based Ukrainians gathered ...
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Was there a change about how US embassies should be constructed?

Reading an article about how official buildings should have be designed to be more friendly to the people (e.g. surrounding parks, allow visiting etc.), US Embassy in Romania was mentioned as an ...
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Is any diplomatic rule violated if an embassy promotes private companies brands (from respective country)?

Some time ago, a journalist tried to mock ex-PM Dacias Ciolos for wearing a certain hat (indirect source): Journalist Costi Rogozanu wrote on Facebook that the price of a hat similar to the one ...