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US Diplomatic Posts Lack Adequate Security, Report Says

Al Jazeera | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Department of State has known for decades that inadequate security at embassies and consulates worldwide could lead to tragedy, but senior of...

Some U.S. Embassies Reopen After Security Concerns

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

A number of US diplomatic missions closed on August 4 over an Al-Qaeda security alert reopened Sunday, while others stayed shut for the Muslim holiday...

18 Embassies To Reopen After Threat

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat will reope...

Al Qaeda Leader's Order To Attack Behind Closure Of U.S. Embassies

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Intercepted communications in which al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri ordered the leader of the affiliate in Yemen to c...

U.S. Embassies In 4 African Countries Also Closed

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days...

U.S. Extends Embassy Closures Amid Terror 'Chatter'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

The closings of U.S. embassies in the Middle East and Africa this weekend may be motivated in part by fears that al Qaeda could employ an "ingenious" ...

U.S. Issues Global Travel Warning

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and...

U.S. To Close Embassies Sunday Over Security Fears

Reuters | | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be close...

Foreign Policy Rears Its Unpredictable Head

David de Sola | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
David de Sola

During an election cycle that has largely focused the U.S. economy, developments in three of the most volatile countries in the Middle East and North Africa have brought international events - beyond the control of either candidate - to the lead story in newspapers and newscasts.

U.S. Embassies In 7 Countries Warn Of Possible Attacks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucasus are warning of possible anti-American protes...

Watch: White House Issues 9/11 Observance Guidelines

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

The White House has issued guidelines on how the upcoming tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should be commemorated. In his weekly te...

Julian Assange And Pfc Bradley Manning Have Done A Huge Public Service

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Julian Assange and Pfc Bradley Manning have done a huge public service by making hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents availab...

U.S. Embassies Brace For Retaliation Over Quran Burning

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The State Department has ordered U.S. embassies around the world to assess their security ahead of a Florida church group's planned...

Fourth Of July Around The World (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While Americans at home were celebrating the United States' 233rd year of Independence with parades, BBQs and fireworks, Americans abroad were enjoyin...