US Consulate

  • US consulate employee shot dead in Pakistan February 10, 2014

    A Pakistani employee in the US consulate was shot dead on Monday by unidentified gunmen here in this Pakistani northwest city. Faisal Saeed, 33, was killed while he was coming out of his house in Gulbahar Colony, police sources said. Saeed was employed at the US consulate in Peshawar. Further probe into the...
  • Watch: Protests outside US Consulate in Hyderabad over Devyani arrest December 19, 2013

    Left workers and others held protests at the US Consulate in Hyderabad over the ill-treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York. The protesters raised slogans against the US outside the Consulate at Begumpet. ...
  • Afghanistan: 1 killed after car bomb explodes near US consulate September 13, 2013

    Terrorists staged a suicide car bombing then engaged in a gunfight with security forces near the American consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early on Friday, officials said. An Afghan translator was killed, while several other people, including police, were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which...
  • US reopens 18 of 19 foreign posts closed amid security concerns August 10, 2013

    Washington: Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates reopened on Saturday as they were closed earlier this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks, the US State Department said on Friday. "Our embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed because of ongoing concerns about a threat stream indicating the...
  • US warns citizens not to travel to Pakistan over terror threat August 9, 2013

    Washington: The US government ordered the evacuation of staff from its consulate in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday due to the threat of attack, with the State Department also warning its citizens not to travel to Pakistan. "The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific threats...
  • US Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat August 7, 2013

    A building housing the US Consulate in Milan and other offices has been temporarily evacuated after the diplomatic mission received a letter containing a bomb threat, police said. An officer in Italy's anti-terrorism squad said the letter carried a symbol frequently used in the past by Italian anarchists. In Washington, US...
  • IB alert over possible terror attack on US Consulate in Mumbai, Kolkata May 6, 2013

    Mumbai: There is an Intelligence alert over a possible terror attack on the US Consulate in Mumbai and Kolkata, according to sources. Sources say that the Mumbai Police has been alerted by the Western Naval Command Headquarters about a possible terror attack on the US Consulate in Mumbai in July. CNN-IBN...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in suicide attack in Peshawar March 30, 2013

    Islamabad: At least 12 people were killed and 31 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan Friday as a convoy of security personnel near the US Consulate in Peshawar city was targeted police said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a Frontier Constabulary convoy in a high security area...
  • Al Qaeda planning attack on US consulate: Thailand February 12, 2013

    Bangkok: Thailand has beefed up security at the US consulate in the northern province city of Chiang Mai after receiving information that al Qaeda and Salafist terrorists were planning to launch a three-pronged attack on it this month. Emerging from a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Tuesday that...
  • Chennai: Visa seekers throng US Consulate September 25, 2012

    Chennai: If you thought that the scene near the US Consulate in Chennai resembled that of a Vishnu temple in the month of Purattasi, you could scarcely be faulted for the misconception. With the interviews for visas to the USA restarting after a week of protests, applicants decided to leave...
  • Libya killing was a terrorist attack, says Hillary September 22, 2012

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says it was a "terrorist attack" that killed the American ambassador to Libya and three others, and she says the US will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice. Clinton told reporters on Friday at the State Department that, quote, "what...
  • Libyans storm Islamist militia base in Benghazi September 22, 2012

    Benghazi: Pro-government demonstrators stormed the headquarters of the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group in Benghazi on Friday and evicted fighters from the site in a sweep of militia bases in the Libyan city, witnesses said. Militia fighters made a stand at another heavily fortified compound across the eastern city, firing on demonstrators...
  • 'Benghazi consulate was a terrorist attack' September 20, 2012

    Washington: The assault on the US consulate in Benghazi last week in which four Americans died was a "terrorist attack" that may have had an al Qaeda connection, a top US counterterrorism official told Congress on Wednesday. Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars struck the consulate on September 11, the anniversary of the...
  • Chennai: Fresh violence at US consulate September 18, 2012

    Chennai: The row over the anti-Islam film has sparked fresh violence in Chennai with the police resorting to lathicharge to control the protestors outside the US consulate in the Tamil Nadu capital. The police had to resort to lathicharge as the protests turned violent and pelted stones on policemen. The protestors...
  • Chennai: US consulate shuts visa section for 2 days September 18, 2012

    Chennai: The US Consulate in Chennai has shut down its visa section for two days following protests against a film said to be 'anti-Islam'. There have been protests at the consulate for the past three days. Almost 500 members of minority party TMMK shouted slogans and pelted stones outside the...
  • Stir against anti-Islam film continues in TN September 16, 2012

    Chennai: Hundreds of Muslims on Saturday held protests at different places in Tamil Nadu against an anti-Islam film that has triggered anti-US protests worldwide even as security for the US Consulate here was beefed up. Protests were held in Madurai, Rameswaram and Kumbakonam where the participants condemned the film that has...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film: Protests against US continue in Chennai September 16, 2012

    On Friday, a group of about 500 people vandalised the US consulate building and burned effigies of President Barack Obama, over a US movie that reportedly has anti-Islamic overtones. ...
  • Chennai: Muslim party members attack US consulate September 14, 2012

    Chennai: Activists of a Muslim party picketed the American consulate in Chennai on Friday and pelted stones at it protesting against a controversial film deemed to be offensive of Islam. Slogan-shouting Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam activists used logs besides stones to damage window panes of a structure in the front...
  • Chennai: Stone pelted on US consulate September 14, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham members on Friday held a protest outside the US consulate in Chennai. Reports said that the protestors pelted stone on the US consulate and ran away. Security was tightened after the incident. ...
  • Libya attack: More arrests likely, says PM September 14, 2012

    Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur has confirmed that four people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on Wednesday. He added saying that three or four more people are being pursued. ...
  • Attack on US consulate an attack on Libyan govt: Zakaria September 14, 2012

    Condemning the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, CNN's Fareed Zakaria says the attack in a sense was directed at the government of Libya because it is an ally of the US, it is a democratically-elected government and is anti-extremist. ...
  • US sends Marines to Libya after deadly attack September 13, 2012

    Benghazi: The US dispatched an elite group of Marines to Tripoli on Wednesday after the mob attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans. Officials were investigating whether the rampage was a backlash to an anti-Islamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a plot to coincide with...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows to punish US envoy killers September 13, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to bring to justice the killers of the US ambassador and three other diplomats in Libya as he sought to avoid election-year fallout from an attack that cast a spotlight on his administration's handling of "Arab Spring" unrest. Standing in the White House Rose...
  • Timeline of attack on US Consulate in Libya September 13, 2012

    Washington: Well-armed Libyan extremists launched a sustained attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, killing four State Department employees, including the American ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and foreign service officer Sean Smith, and wounding three others. The consulate, like all other US diplomatic missions around the world,...
  • Libya attack should shock the world: Clinton September 12, 2012

    Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the deadly attack on the US consulate in eastern Libya should "shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world." Clinton says the assault that killed the US ambassador and three American members of his staff was committed by a "small...
  • Security tightened at US missions across India September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Security at US embassy in New Delhi and four of its consulates across India is being tightened following killing of a top American diplomat in Libya and a protest at its mission in neighbouring Egypt. "We have directed beef up of security at all US missions in the country,"...
  • Pak: 3 killed in blast near UNHCR office September 3, 2012

    Islamabad: An explosives-laden car rammed a vehicle leaving the US Consulate in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least three persons and injuring over a dozen others, including foreigners. The incident occurred a short distance from the US Consulate and an office of the United Nations High Commissioner...
  • Destination America beckons tourists from Chennai March 8, 2012

    Chennai: American travel firms are wooing South India and tourists from Chennai in particular, as the United States expects the Indian travel market to grow by 90 per cent. James Golsen, Principal Commercial Officer at the US Consulate, told City Express that South India, including Chennai, would be the factors...
  • 'Graft during YSR rule was above norm in India' September 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: A leaked diplomatic cable dispatched by the US Consul General in Chennai in 2007 had nailed the then Congress government headed by YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Andhra Pradesh for 'widespread corruption that was beyond the pale' even for India. In the name of social programmes targeted at the common man,...
  • Davis case: Pak court orders another arrest February 19, 2011

    Delhi: A Pakistani court has ordered the arrest of a second US consular employee in connection with the fatal shooting of two men in Lahore. US diplomat Raymond Davis is in jail for the same crime - the subject of an intense diplomatic stand-off between US and Pakistan over his...