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EMISSARY. One who is sent from one power or government into another nation for the purpose of spreading false rumors and to cause alarm. He differs from a spy. (q.v.)

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The emissaries announced that they had been sent by Saud al-Qahtani, a close adviser to the crown prince who has been the target of United States sanctions for his alleged role in the Khashoggi killing.
"We are under oath not to reveal the names of the emissaries.
"Geelani said that Narendra Modi had sent two emissaries. He did not inform who these two men are, who gave them sanction, what their names are and what is their status?" said Gadkari.
A companion volume to his first published book, The Rise of Charleston: Conversations with Visionaries, Luminaries and Emissaries of the Holy City, his second book provides additional insights into the appeal of Charleston from interviews with some 50 of the city's noteworthy residents.
James's Palace in London on Thursday, June 21, 2012, to commemorate the location where the first delegation or Emissaries of Peace met King George III in the Drawing Room on July 8, 1762.
He said the mediator reached out to him three times in one week in an attempt to set up a face-to-face meeting with the emissaries, who were then staying at an Istanbul hotel.
France says Muammar Qaddafi is ready to leave power, according to emissaries, the latest sign contacts are underway between the Libyan leader and NATO members to find a way out of the crisis.
Officials in France said emissaries had contacted them revealing the "offer".
France's foreign minister said Tuesday Paris has had contact with emissaries from the Gaddafi camp who say the embattled Libyan leader is preparing to leave.
Emissaries from Libya's Muammar Gaddafi have been in contact with NATO members to say he is ready to leave power, France's government said on Tuesday, the latest sign of a possible negotiated end to the crisis.
PARIS (TAP) - France's foreign minister said Tuesday Paris has had contact with emissaries from Moammar Gadhafi who say the embattled Libyan strongman is "prepared to leave." Alain Juppe said that while the contacts do not constitute proper negotiations, "everyone (involved in Libya's civil war) has contacts with everyone else.
He and his wife Bina, of blessed memory, had five children, three of whom became Lubavitcher emissaries. An extensive writer and lecturer on Torah and science, Yaacov Hanoka was loved for his quiet sincerity and is deeply missed.