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UK Closes Its Cairo Embassy Over Security Fears

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Egyptian officials increased security Sunday around the British Embassy in Cairo, which was closed to the public because of security f...

Australia's Security Burden-Sharing (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode ofConversations with Nicholas Kralev, the Australian ambassador to Washington, Kim Beazley, talks about his country's "massive burden-sharing" in the diplomacy and security of the Asia-Pacific.

Benghazi ad Nauseam.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Sidonie Sawyer

As an American citizen, I feel lucky to be able to voice my concern and write about the issues haunting me as a human being. One thing in the news of late is the continuing debate over the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, in Libya.

Bastille Storm the British Embassy

Patrick Davies | Posted 12.01.2013 | Entertainment
Patrick Davies

We did something unusual at the Embassy on Saturday: we hosted a rock concert. Bastille, one of Britain's hottest new bands, dropped by during their U.S. tour and played a short acoustic set.

Mice and Men: The Failure of Closing Our Middle East Embassies

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?

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...

2013: Italy Inspires U.S.

Claudio Bisogniero | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Claudio Bisogniero

The Boxer at Rest, on loan from the National Museum of Rome, will be unveiled in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this June 1 as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States.

Truth of Benghazi Emails: Smoking Gun or Fog of War?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A more realistic scenario takes into account the confusion that seems to have clearly ensued during and immediately after the attack, as Reuters also reports: "Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate."

Romney's Dagger

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Mitt Romney's tour of awkwardness continues. A video of Romney speaking to a group of donors at a $50,000-a-person fundraiser, where he described 47...

U.S. Embassy In Algeria Warns Of Planned Protests

AP | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

ALGIERS, Algeria — The American embassies in Algeria and Tunisia warned of more protests Wednesday, following attacks by protesters in neighbori...

Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy In Cairo

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

CAIRO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and pulled down the American...

Canada Cuts Ties with Iran & Syria Despite Its Embarrassing Record on Defending Its Middle Eastern Immigrants

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Canada announced that it has cut ties with the governments of Iran and Syria, shutting down its embassy in Tehran and expelling diplomats from Canada. But Canada is notorious on the human rights of its Middle Eastern immigrants.

TRAPPED

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 10.17.2012 | Media

LONDON — It was a warning meant to remind Ecuador that Britain's patience has limits. But as the stalemate over Julian Assange settled in Friday...

Cuban Officials' Invite-Only D.C. Bar Toasts 'Papa'

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 02.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Washington and Cuba have had an icy relationship for decades, but the Cold War foes now have a place to share something else: chill...

D.C. Residents Protest Congo Embassy's Lawn Paving

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Residents of Dupont Circle plan to protest outside the Republic of Congo's embassy on Tuesday evening to vent their anger over the Afric...

Embassies Are a Rich Source of Arts and Culture in D.C.

Philippa P.B. Hughes | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC
Philippa P.B. Hughes

D.C. has lots of embassies, and lots of embassies host cultural events that showcase arts and culture from their countries. Cultural diplomacy at its best!

An American in Peril

James Moore | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
James Moore

A U.S. citizen from Texas, Hassan Touray is being incarcerated in the notorious Mile 2 Prison in The Gambia, Africa. He went home to The Gambia to help. His altruism, however, has led to his imprisonment.

BLOGGER: Lose Your Passport? Then You're A Jerk

Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Rob Pringle

The first thing to do when you lose your passport in Kenya is to make a photocopy of the picture page and your current visa before you lose the passport.

Mohammaed al Modadi Detained: Qatar Diplomat Sparks Bomb Scare After Smoking On United Airlines Flight To Denver

AP | IVAN MORENO and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Qatari diplomat trying to sneak a smoke in an airplane bathroom sparked a bomb scare Wednesday night on a flight from Washington to D...

New U.S. Embassy In London To Cost $1 Billion (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) LONDON — It will be a fortress, but there's not a fence in sight. U.S. officials announced Tuesday that a light-filled cube by Philadelphi...

Vook: The Future Of Reading?

The Washington Post | Monica Hesse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is a hybrid book our future? Maybe. "As discourse moves from printed pages to network screens, the dominant mode will be things that are multi-modal a...

U.S. Reopens Embassy In Yemen

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Friction emerged Tuesday in the growing alliance with the Yemeni government as the U.S. Embassy ended a two-day closure triggered...

New ArmorGroup Revelations: Fraud, Schemes, Prostitution

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former managers for the security contractor protecting the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan said Thursday the company lowballed its bid ...

Afghans in DC Celebrate 90 Years of Independence

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph Freeman

Citizens aren't usually forced to divide their attention between a groundbreaking election and nine decades of self-determination. But we are talking about Afghanistan here.

Pakistan Embassy: US Plans Massive Billion-Dollar Mega-Structure

McClatchy News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. is embarking on a $1 billion crash program to expand its diplomatic presence in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, another sign that the O...