Japan Embassy to Host Photography Exhibition

Times of Oman | Nov 22, 2014

The Embassy of Japan will co-host a photography exhibition titled 'Hiroshima, City of Peace'  in association with the city of Hiroshima, Oman-Japan Friendship Association (OJFA), and the Hiroshima-Oman Friendship Association, from November 30 to December 6, in the main atrium of Muscat Grand Mall. 

Biden Announces New Aid for Syrian Refugees

ABC News | Nov 22, 2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria's war. Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said the money will raise the amount of aid the U.S. has provided to more than $3 billion since Syria's crisis began.

Modi's India Rises on Global Stage as Obama Agrees to be Republic Day Guest

F. India | Nov 22, 2014

While Modi has been raising the country's global profile for a while now with high-profile visits to Japan, the US and, most recently, to Australia, to be followed later with Russia and the UK, so far we have tended to dismiss each one of his visits as more hype than substance.(...)President Barack Obama's acceptance of Modi's invitation to be the guest of honour at the Republic Day parade is possibly the tipping point that separates pure atmospherics from reality. 

Israel Lost the British Elite After Gaza Onslaught, UK Ambassador Says

Mondoweiss | Nov 22, 2014

“There is no amount of hasbarah or public diplomacy that is going to convince the vast majority of the British public that settlement announcements are a good thing,” [Gould] declared. 

Powerful U.S. Pro-Israel Lobby Holds Fire As Iran Deadline Looms

Reuters | Nov 21, 2014

As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

Mayor of Valence Joins the France-Karabakh Friendship Circle

Armenia Radio | Nov 21, 2014

The Mayor of the French city of Valence Nicolas Daragon has announced his decision to join the France-Karabakh Friendship Circle.  Nicolas Daragon noted in his statement that Valence would contribute to the public diplomacy implemented by the France-Karabakh Friendship Circle.

How CEOs Are Becoming More Powerful Than Politicians

Hindustan Times | Nov 21, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have made Forbes’ latest list of the world’s most powerful people, but he is part of a dwindling group. Money rather than political clout is deemed to be the currency of power today.

Qatar's Foreign Policy - the Old and the New

Al Jazeera | Nov 21, 2014

Adopting an "open" foreign policy, which relied on soft power tools such as media, diplomacy, education, culture, sports, tourism, economy and humanitarian aid, Doha's strategy was based on good relations with neighbours, the formation of strategic alliances with major and medium powers and the building of a brand.


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