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Leftist Group Claims It Attacked US Embassy in Turkey

Leftist Group Claims It Attacked US Embassy in Turkey

ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images(ANKARA, Turkey) — A Marxist group says it was responsible for last Friday’s terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, that killed a Turkish guard and the suicide bomber.The Revolutionary People’s Liberat…

Report: US Embassy in Kabul ‘Dangerously Vulnerable’ to Attack

Report: US Embassy in Kabul ‘Dangerously Vulnerable’ to Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul is “dangerously vulnerable to a new attack,” according to a new report issued Friday by an independent watchdog group that monitors government spending and mis…

US Embassy Security Staffer Murdered in Yemen

US Embassy Security Staffer Murdered in Yemen

STR/AFP/GettyImages(SANAA, Yemen) — A U.S. embassy security team leader from Yemen was reportedly gunned down on his way to work Thursday in the Yemeni capital.Qassem Aqlan, who headed a team tasked with protecting the American compound in the unstabl…

US Embassy in Pakistan Issues Warning to Americans

US Embassy in Pakistan Issues Warning to Americans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — As a peace march against drone strikes ran into some problems Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan warned its citizens of possible terrorist attacks in Islamabad.Embassy officials told Americans to avoid going near …

Al Qaeda Wants More Attacks on US Embassies

Al Qaeda Wants More Attacks on US Embassies

Ed Giles/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — A branch of Al Qaeda has called for continued attacks on American embassies and their diplomats. On Tuesday, Al Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Magreb issued a statement calling on followers to escalate their protests …

Al Qaeda Wants More Attacks on US Embassies

Al Qaeda Wants More Attacks on US Embassies

Ed Giles/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — A branch of Al Qaeda has called for continued attacks on American embassies and their diplomats. On Tuesday, Al Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Magreb issued a statement calling on followers to escalate their protests …

US Embassy Protests Spread to Europe

US Embassy Protests Spread to Europe

JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Although markedly smaller than in predominantly Muslim nations, there were protests in European cities during the weekend over an anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S.About 150 people demonstrating outside the U….

Obama Administration Distances Self from Statement Issued by US Embassy in Cairo

Obama Administration Distances Self from Statement Issued by US Embassy in Cairo

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration Tuesday distanced itself from a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.In a statement online, the Embassy of the United States in Cairo said that it “condemns the continuing effor…

American State Department Officer Killed in Libya Consulate Attack; Cairo Embassy Also Stormed in Protest Over Film

American State Department Officer Killed in Libya Consulate Attack; Cairo Embassy Also Stormed in Protest Over Film

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages(BENGHAZI, Libya) — An American State Department employee was killed in Benghazi, Libya, Tuesday, when islamic extremists stormed the U.S. consulate. 
Some reports have linked the attack in Libya to an apparently U.S…

Egyptians Flood US Embassy to Protest Film

Egyptians Flood US Embassy to Protest Film

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Hundreds of protesters marched on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo Tuesday.Some climbed the walls into the courtyard and brought down the U.S. flag. They were enraged over an apparently U.S.-produced anti-Islamic vide…

US Embassy Warns Against Threats of Violence at Russian Madonna Concert

US Embassy Warns Against Threats of Violence at Russian Madonna Concert

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — The U.S. Embassy has warned U.S. citizens who plan on attending Madonna’s concerts in Russia this week that there have been specific threats of violence that have been made against both “spectators and performers” …

Fake Bomb Spurs Evacuation in Oslo

Fake Bomb Spurs Evacuation in Oslo

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) — U.S. officials apologized Tuesday for mistakenly leaving a fake bomb attached to an embassy vehicle in Oslo and causing a bomb scare that led to the evacuation of the U.S. embassy, Norway’s royal palace and…

Activist Describes Chinese Dissident’s Escape to US Embassy

Activist Describes Chinese Dissident’s Escape to US Embassy

STR/AFP/GettyImages(BEIJING) — Hu Jia, a fellow activist and friend of Chen Guangcheng, told ABC News that Chen’s entry into the U.S. Embassy in Beijing was pre-arranged after it appeared the dissident had no other choice but to escape.Hu, who met wit…

US Embassy in Pakistan Issues Security Warning for Americans

US Embassy in Pakistan Issues Security Warning for Americans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad issued a rare warning on Thursday, restricting its employees from going to restaurants and markets in Islamabad for over a week.
The warning is based on security concerns and will be in…

US Embassy Warns of Terror Threat in Kenya

US Embassy Warns of Terror Threat in Kenya

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Terrorists are believed to be in the final stage of planning an attack in Nairobi, Kenya. That’s the new warning from the U.S. government, which is asking citizens there to be on full alert.  Authorities say t…

US Pulls Some Staff from Embassy in Syria as Violence Escalates

US Pulls Some Staff from Embassy in Syria as Violence Escalates

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The U.S. embassy in Syria is pulling out some of its staff due to the deteriorating security situation in the country, the State Department announced Wednesday.U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford remains in th…

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