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Jordanian killed and Israeli wounded at Amman embassy

Amman - A Jordanian was killed and an Israeli seriously wounded in a shooting Sunday at the Jewish state's embassy in Amman, a security source and the police said.

Malaysia says ready for 'five-year' stake-out at N. Korea embassy

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysia will wait to question suspects in the Kim Jong-Nam killing believed to be holed up in Kuala Lumpur's North Korean embassy "even if it takes five years," the country's police chief said Tuesday.

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

Moscow - The Russian embassy in Damascus came under shell fire on Thursday and Friday, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, blaming an attack by "terrorists.

France says 'serious consequences' if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Sunday that if US President-elect Donald Trump moves the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem it would have "extremely serious consequences".

US embassy Jerusalem move 'assault' on Muslims: mufti

Jerusalem - Jerusalem's Grand Mufti on Friday branded plans by President-elect Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem an "assault" on Muslims across the globe.

Far-left Greek group claims French embassy attack

Atenas - A far-left Greek group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week's grenade attack on the French embassy in Athens which slightly wounded a police officer on duty.

Grenade thrown at French embassy in Greece, policeman hurt

Atenas - Assailants on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens Thursday, slighting wounding a police officer on duty, police said.

Grenade thrown at French embassy in Greece, policeman hurt

Atenas - Assailants on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens Thursday, slighting wounding a police officer on duty outside, police said.

Man shot dead after stabbing outside US embassy in Kenya

Nairobi - A man was shot and killed by Kenyan police outside the US embassy in the capital Nairobi on Thursday after stabbing an officer with a knife.

U.S. embassy in Romania criticizes central bank for racist coin

Bucharest - The U.S. Embassy in Romania is criticizing the nation's bank for portraying the image of a former bank governor that ardently promoted antisemitism in the World War II era.

Damascus shelling of Russia embassy an 'act of terror': Lavrov

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday described the shelling of Moscow's embassy in Damascus as an "act of terror" aimed at intimidating those who support Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria.

U.S. embassy in Havana opens to a day 'like any other'

Havana - At the US mission in Havana, there were few outward signs Monday of its new status as an American embassy and the epochal shift in relations with Cuba after a 54-year break.

US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

Tripoli - The United States and European powers pressed Libya's rival factions to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks restarting on Monday, as two attacks on foreign embassies were linked to Islamic State militants.

Two dead in gun attack on S. Korea embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Unidentified gunmen attacked South Korea's embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday and killed two local security guards, officials said.

1,000 days inside the embassy: Assange's London life

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who on Friday agreed to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy for nearly 1,000 days.

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.
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