By Susan Crabtree | 12/12/13 10:23 AM
The Obama administration announced Thursday that it was cracking down on a number of companies and individuals U.S. officials say used deceptive practices to help Iran further its nuclear program. The enforcement measures come amid lawmaker skepticism of a diplomatic deal between the U.S. and...
By Paul Bedard | 12/11/13 05:47 PM
The British security firm that failed to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, from a terrorist attack a year ago that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens was told by the State Department to avoid the media, the latest example of stonewalling over the attack. In newly uncovered...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 03:35 PM
A State Department spokeswoman confirmed that a U.S. citizen who was teaching at an international school was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday but declined to provide further details out of respect for the person's privacy.
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/28/13 05:55 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday condemned an attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus, Syria that killed one and left nine injured.
By Michal Conger | 11/26/13 03:48 PM
Eleven federal agencies that declined to testify at a Sept. 18 hearing on their global warming spending also missed a Nov. 22 deadline to provide a congressional panel with written information about the issue. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked officials at 14 agencies to testify...
By Joel Gehrke | 11/22/13 12:02 PM
When State Department officials designated a Nigerian Islamist militant group as a foreign terrorist organization, they did so without mentioning that the people being terrorized are Christians targeted for their beliefs. In fact, they acted as if the group has other motivations. "These...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/21/13 03:50 PM
The White House cautiously urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a security agreement as soon as possible after he appeared to balk early Thursday, arguing that it is in the best interest of his country and U.S. national security. “It's important for the Afghan government to get this...
11/21/13 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has sworn in a veteran diplomat as its new ambassador to the Philippines as the Southeast Asian nation grapples with the aftermath of a devastating typhoon. The Senate expedited Philip Goldberg's confirmation and he was sworn in at an early morning ceremony...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/21/13 10:40 AM
In a surprise move, Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to pour cold water on the chances for an immediate security deal with the U.S., saying that because of the mistrust' between him and Washington, any agreement should wait until his successor is elected. “The agreement should be...
By Associated Press | 11/21/13 09:52 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean officials detained an 85-year-old American veteran of the Korean War last month as he sat in a plane set to leave the country, the man's son said.
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