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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...

Latest Terror Threat: Looking for More Than Just a Headline

Nida Khan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Nida Khan

It's a sad day when our government has to shut down our embassies and diplomatic posts in such vast numbers. But it's an equally sad day when nobody really questions or digs beyond the surface into why such extreme actions must be taken.

Next Time We Hear Chatter, Let's Shut Down New York City

Adam Hanft | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Hanft

The decision to close as many as two dozen American embassies and consulates, based on intelligence reports about an upcoming Al Qaeda attack (or attacks), is nothing less than a public relations and recruiting bonanza for them.

State Dept. Orders Evacuation Of Embassy In Yemen

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat b...

Glenn Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Threat to Embassies to Silence Critics of NSA Domestic Surveillance?

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a...

Embassies To Remain Closed Through Week

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - The United States extended the closures of some embassies and consulates in the Middle East - which had been closed Sund...

Kerry Has Big News For Same-Sex Couples

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Aug 2 (Reuters) - The United States will immediately begin considering visa applications of gay and lesbian spouses in the same manner as heterosexu...

Diplomacy and Intelligence: Are U.S. Embassies Fronts for the CIA? (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Are U.S. embassies fronts for the CIA? How do diplomacy and intelligence influence each other in the field? Why is there frequent tension between the two?

Car Crashes Into U.S. Embassy In Australia

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

SYDNEY -- A car crashed into the main gate of the U.S. Embassy in Canberra on Wednesday but caused little damage. Police in the capital said they arre...

Taliban Claim Attack On Presidential Palace In Kabul

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A series of explosions rocked one of the most secure areas of the Afghan capital early Tuesday in an attack outside the pre...

Are We All Digital Diplomats?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.16.2013 | Technology
Jean Newman Glock

Digital Diplomacy is a topic that conjures up images of embassies conversing with foreign governments and broadcasting information and well -- propaganda -- to impact policy goals. But you don't have to be a government or super influencer to have international impact. Social media has given everyone a voice.

US Issued Record 8.9 Million Visas in 2012 (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Nicholas Kralev

The State Department issued a record 8.9 million non-immigrant visas in fiscal year 2012, out of 11.1 million applications, and more foreign student...

Pickering: Assertions of Benghazi Coverup Are 'Fiction' (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

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Kerry Vows Strict Security After Benghazi

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry challenged Congress on Monday to go beyond its investigations of embassy security and help ensure tha...

Mystery Substance Sent To U.S. Consulate In China

AP | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

BEIJING -- U.S. officials say an envelope containing an unidentified substance was sent to the U.S. Consulate General in the southern Chinese city of ...

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy? We Could Do Worse

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Aside from the lack of language skills, Kennedy is a much better choice than most campaign bundlers who get plush ambassadorial posts for no other reason than having fundraised for the winning presidential candidate.

Suicide Bombing At U.S. Embassy In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In the second deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in five months, a suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara o...

U.S. Suspends Operations At Embassy In Central African Republic

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending operations at its embassy in the Central African Republic as rebel...

U.S Denies Hacking Sarkozy

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

PARIS -- The U.S. Embassy in Paris on Wednesday "categorically" denied claims in a French magazine report that the U.S. government was behind a hackin...

Armed Man Attacks U.S. Embassy Guard In Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

(Adds police say attacker may be mentally ill) TEL AVIV, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A man apparently suffering from mental health problems sta...

Ambassador: 'I Thought Twice I Was Going To Die'

Posted 11.19.2012 | World

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell joined HuffPost Live Monday to share her reaction to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya on September 11...

Embassies Under Attack: An Open Letter to Muslims

Rafael Fernández de Castro | Posted 11.01.2012 | World
Rafael Fernández de Castro

Muslim brothers and sisters, I urge you to unite and condemn the recent violent attacks on American embassies and consulates in the Middle East and to...

U.S. Embassy In Stockholm Evacuated From Letter Threat

AP | Posted 12.17.2012 | World

STOCKHOLM -- The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm was evacuated Wednesday after receiving a letter containing an unknown substance, police said. Bomb dispos...

Powell: There Is a 'Bias' Against Diplomats in Washington

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Nicholas Kralev

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says many in Washington -- his fellow Republicans in particular -- are biased against diplomats, because of a wrong perception that diplomats are indecisive and want to compromise at all cost.