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Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.

Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran

London - Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Tuesday, as the West steps up its engagement with Tehran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighbouring Iraq.

Embassies shut down worldwide in fear of Al Qaeda terror threat

A global travel alert has been issued by the U.S. department following terror threats from Al Qaeda. U.S. embassies have been ordered to close today as a preventative measure. High risk is said to be in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ricardo Patiño: Bug found in Ecuador's London embassy

Quito - Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño revealed at a news conference in Quito that a hidden spy microphone had been uncovered in the office of the Ecuadorian ambassador to London, Ana Alban.

GOP criticizes Libyan security, voted to cut funding

Washington - Republican Utah Rep Jason Chaffetz has been vocal with his criticism about the handling of Libyan consulate security, but he has also admitted that he voted to cut embassy funding.

Dictator opens Wadiyan embassy in Sydney with Virgin Guards Special

Sydney - His munificent majesty, Admiral General Aladeen has seen fit to bestow a temporary Wadiyan Embassy on the city of Sydney.

Shots fired as protesters storm US embassy in Yemen

Sanaa - Reports say protesters in Sanaa Yemen have stormed the grounds of the American embassy. Like the protesters in Egypt and Libya, the Yemeni demonstrators are angry over an anti-Islam film made in the US.

US Ambassador and 3 embassy staff killed in Libyan attack

Benghazi - Four Americans including the US Ambassador are reported dead in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The four were escaping the building that was under attack, when a rocket hit their car.

Ecuador Foreign Minister Patiño discusses Assange

Quito - In an exclusive interview with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, he is asked about his concern over the U.K.'s threat to storm Ecuador's London embassy to arrest Julian Assange. Support received from ALBA and UNASUR is also discussed.

Video: 'Not even in the Cold War's darkest days'

Washington - The video features an interview with former CIA officer, Ray McGovern. The U.K. government's recent actions with regard to Julian Assange and the sovereignty of the Ecuadorian embassy are discussed.

Police surround the Ecuadorian embassy in London

London - According to @wikileaks on Twitter the Ecuadorian Embassy has been surrounded by five police vans. The target is Julian Assange.

Canada to establish embassy in Myanmar: Foreign Affairs Ministry

Yangon - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that the Canadian government will open an embassy in Myanmar. This comes months after the Southeast Asian country held historic elections, which led to Canada lifting economic sanctions.

Belgium closes its embassy in Syria

Damascus - Belgium has decided to close its embassy in Damascus, and has announced it will also be reducing its diplomatic relations with Syria, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reports.

Iranian diplomats face 2 p.m. deadline to leave the UK

London - Iranian diplomats have until 2 p.m. (GMT) to leave the UK after being ordered out of the country by the Foreign Secretary on Wednesday.

Obama's limo hits speed bump, but pint of Guinness saves the day

Dublin - While Barack Obama is probably the most stylish president in United States history, his trip to Ireland didn't start as smoothly as the pint of Guinness he later indulged in.

US embassy official in Chile won't testify on terror suspect

Santiago - The consular official who escorted Pakistani citizen Mohammed Saif Ur Rehman Khan at the US Embassy in Chile before his arrest on weapons charges has not testified in the case, claiming diplomatic immunity.

U.S. announces construction of new $1 billion embassy in U.K.

The U.S. ambassador to the U.K., Louis Susman, announced on Wednesday that the Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake has won the competition to design his country's new embassy in London. It will cost $1 billion to construct.

Saudi embassy in Stockholm attacked with a Molotov cocktail

An unknown assailant(s) attacked a Saudi Arabian embassy in Stockholm on Friday with a Molotov cocktail that broke a window but no one was hurt.

Iranian officials say 109 people arrested at U.S. Embassy Rally

Authorities in Iran have announced that 109 people were arrested in Tehran on Wednesday as security forces clashed with supporters of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi at a rally to mark the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. embassy.

US Embassy in South Africa Closed Due to Security Threat

The United States Embassy and other US government facilities in South Africa have been closed down because of an undisclosed security threat. The South African police, however, say the threat is under control.

Military surrounds Brazil embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

There are reports coming in that the military is storming the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The embassy is housing exiled President Manuel Zelaya.

Guards in Kabul Accused of Hiring Prostitutes, Abusing Afghans

Guards at the embassy in Kabul have been accused by the Project for Government Oversight of threatening staff security and US reputation once again by grave misconduct. Hiring prostitutes and abusing Afghanis are among alleged abuses.

Embassy Workers and French National on Trial in Iran

Amongst those on trial in Iran today, accused of involvement in the post-election protests in the country, were employees of both the French and British embassies in the capital Tehran and a French woman who had been working at a university in Tehran.

British Embassy Worker Released in Iran

The British Foreign Office has confirmed that a further member of its Embassy staff in Tehran has been freed without charge by the Iranian authorities.

British Embassy Staff in Tehran Arrested by Iranian Authorities

After last week's tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomatic staff by Britain and Iran, comes a report from a semi-official Iranian news agency that local employees of the British Embassy in Tehran have been arrested.

Australia to Build Bomb-proof Embassy Building in Jakarta

Aware of terrorist attacks on its foreign embassy offices and facilities, the Australian government has decided to build a bomb-proof building in Jakarta, Indonesia at the cost of $415 million.

16 Dead In Yemen After U.S. Embassy Attacked

According to officials, 16 people are dead after the U.S. Embassy in the Yemen was attacked. Among the dead are six of the attackers who were armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb.

Five arrested in attack near US embassy

On Thursday an Interior Ministry official said that Yemeni police arrested five suspects in a mortar attack that targeted the U.S. Embassy but struck a girl's high school next door instead.

Birth Of A New Nation: U.S. Embassy Personnel Evacuate Kosovo

The U.S. is evacuating all nonessential personnel in Kosovo following Thursday's attack on the embassy leaving walls blackened from fires. The building will remain closed until Monday or Tuesday. Ambassador Cameron Munter is staying behind.

Norwegian Embassy In Kabul Is Closed Until Further Notice

Norway has closed its embassy in Kabul after "terror threats." Kristin Melsom said that the embassy will be closed in the Afghan city until further notice. Norway has been the target of at least two attacks by al-Qaida.
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