Tensions between the EU and Russia have heightened amid a spate of tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions. Russia said several of its embassy staff had been expelled from Poland and that it had taken what it described as an “adequate” response. A Russian Foreign Ministry statement said Poland’s actions were “unfriendly and unfounded,” adding that four Polish […]
Syria labelled 17 diplomats, most of them American or European, as “persona non grata” (unwelcome) in response to a mass expulsion of Syrian envoys by Western capitals last week.
Gulf Arab countries announced on Tuesday they were recalling their ambassadors from Damascus and expelling Syrian envoys in response to worsening violence in Syria. Syria’s rulers had rejected Arab attempts to “solve this crisis and prevent the bloodshed of the Syrian people,” a statement from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said.