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Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 01:34pm EST

Fire breaks out at State Dept., 3 seriously hurt

Three maintenance workers were seriously injured Saturday, when a fire broke out in the seventh floor duct work of the State Department's headquarters in Washington. A spokeswoman said one victim suffered life-threatening injuries, while two others received non-life threatening injuries.

Tags: fire

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 11:01pm EST

House Republicans: Rice unfit to head State Dept.

A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, making her unfit to be a candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Tags: Susan Rice , Barack Obama , Congress , Hillary Rodham Clinton , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Chris Stevens , Libya

Monday - 11/19/2012, 04:03pm EST

US use of Vietnam website 'under review'

The State Department said Wednesday it is reviewing a U.S. Embassy's use of a wildly popular Vietnamese website laden with suspected pirated music and Hollywood movies to promote American values, including respect for intellectual property rights.

Tags: Zing.vn , Vietnam

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 03:35pm EDT

Obama: Buck stops here on protecting U.S. diplomats

In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama claimed that he was responsible for the safety of U.S. diplomats overseas and would fully investigate the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , debate , Libya , Hillary Rodham Clinton , workforce , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 07:24am EDT

White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

Facing political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the White House is readying strike forces and drones. First, though, it must identify a target.

Tags: DoD , President Barack Obama , Libya , Robert Grenier , al-Qaida

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 03:24am EDT

House committee: Security requests denied in Libya

Despite two explosions and dozens of other security threats, U.S. officials in Washington turned down repeated pleas from American diplomats in Libya to increase security at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi where the U.S. ambassador was killed, Republican leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

Tags: Hillary Rodham Clinton , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Libya

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 05:53pm EDT

US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material

Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

Tags: Lebanon

Monday - 09/17/2012, 12:18pm EDT

US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. citizens against any travel to the two countries due to security concerns over rising anti-American violence.

Tags: Tunisia , Sudan

Sunday - 09/16/2012, 03:13am EDT

Obama condemns attack on U.S. ambassador to Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton confirmed that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith were killed in an attack yesterday on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Tags: Libya , Chris Stevens

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:14am EDT
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