The U.S. Embassy in the South Sudan's capital Juba has ordered the evacuation of more staff from the country, where three weeks of fighting between rebels and government troops has left more than 1,000 people dead.
One of 16 new ambassadors to present their papers to Spanish King Juan Carlos in Madrid on Tuesday, the new US ambassador to Spain and Andorra, James Costos, is an animal rights campaigner, a vegetarian and is openly gay.
How the term terrorism is officially defined and applied is under review here in the United States. The US Congress will convene this week to further investigate the attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya and to discuss the related sequelae.
Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith was one of four Americans killed during the U.S. consulate attack in Libya on Wednesday. He was a ten-year veteran of the US State Department.
The Texas-based group ChinaAid, says Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese dissident has taken refuge at the U.S. Embassy in China after escaping house arrest. Chen, in 2005, exposed forced abortions and sterilization under China's one-child policy.
A Brazilian sex worker Romilda Aparecida Ferreira, 31, is planning to file a civil suit for injuries, medical expenses, lost income and psychological trauma after a U.S. Embassy van ran over her at a club parking lot and left her with injuries.
The United States government has expressed concern about the recent bill passed by the Nigerian senate that imposes a jail term of 14 years on anyone convicted of contracting same-sex marriage.