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World Briefs: Athens expels Syrian ambassador, 2 others
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ATHENS — Greece has expelled the Syrian ambassador and two other Syrian diplomats nearly five months after shutting its own embassy in Damascus to protest the killing of Syrian civilians in the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
The Foreign Ministry last week summoned Ambassador Houda al Houmsi to order her and two other diplomats to leave Greece. The Syrian Embassy will offer only limited consular services.
Greece closed its embassy in Damascus on July 26.
The Foreign Ministry said Greece “looks forward soon to the full reopening of the Greek Embassy in Damascus when conditions in that country allow the full development of bilateral relations.”
U.S. urges end to nationalistic rhetoric
TIRANA — The U.S. ambassador in Tirana has warned of an “unfortunate” rise in nationalist rhetoric by Albanian politicians ahead of elections next year.
Alexander A. Arvizu says attempts to inflame ethnic tensions could potentially destabilize the Balkans. His comments Friday follow calls from a small nationalist party for a referendum on uniting Albania with neighboring Kosovo, whose population is mostly ethnic Albanian.
Prime Minister Sali Berisha recently angered neighboring Greece with talk of Albanian lands including parts of Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.
Officials in Tirana later said his comments, made ahead of Albania’s 100th anniversary celebrations, had a purely historical context.
Mr. Berisha also promised citizenship for ethnic Albanians worldwide — an offer he later retracted.
Mr. Arvizu said voters should not fall for talk of an “illusory Greater Albania.”
Foreign minister named to Political Bureau
HAVANA — Cuba has named Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez to the Communist Party Political Bureau, cementing his position among the most highly placed next-generation leaders on the island.
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