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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...

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. 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. 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.

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...

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...