Us Embassy

  • Barack Obama sends 350 troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad September 3, 2014

    Washington: The US is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of US forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya September 1, 2014

    Tripoli: An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the...
  • US steps up embassy security in Iraq June 16, 2014

    Washington: The US said on Sunday that it was boosting security for its embassy in Baghdad amid worsening situation in Iraq as Islamic militants were sweeping across the northern part of the country. "As a result of ongoing instability and violence in certain areas of Iraq, embassy Baghdad is reviewing its...
  • 48 killed, 119 injured in violent attacks across Iraq February 6, 2014

    Baghdad: At least 48 people were killed and 119 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, mostly in the capital city of Baghdad, authorities said. A series of bomb explosions rocked the Iraqi capital from morning to evening on Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 91 others,...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid January 11, 2014

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN in Devil's Advocate, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is going to be no rethink on withdrawal of privileges to the US embassy staff 'at least for now.' Extra security was withdrawn from the US embassy after the diplomatic row over the arrest of former Indian...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: India asks US embassy to withdraw consular-rank officer January 10, 2014

    In a swift retaliatory action, India on Friday asked the US Embassy in New Delhi to withdraw an officer of a rank similar to that of Devyani Khobragade who was asked to leave the US after being indicted for visa fraud and making false statements. Government sources said India has reason...
  • India asks US Embassy not to screen movies at American Centre January 4, 2014

    Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20 to do so. The American Centre regularly screens movies for invited audiences apparently without a licence to do so.To stop this...
  • Devyani case: Salaries for embassy workers based on local wage rates, says US January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The US has said that the salary of its embassy staff is based as per the local wage rates of the particular country. "Generally, compensation plans for locally employed staff at US Missions abroad are based upon prevailing wage rates and compensation practices for corresponding types of positions...
  • UN gives accreditation to Devyani Khobragade December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested for alleged visa fraud in the United States of America, has now been given accreditation by the United Nations. She has also been exempted from personal appearance in the case in the US. Devyani was moved to India's Permanent Mission at the...
  • Watch: Police remove barricades from outside US embassy December 17, 2013

    India and the US relations touched a new low as Delhi Police has removed barricades from outside the US embassy. India has also withdrawn all airport passes for consulates and embassy vehicles which mean they cannot get priority treatment and will have to park their vehicles as ordinary passengers after...
  • US evacuates Beirut embassy over security concerns September 6, 2013

    Washington: U.S. officials ordered non-emergency personnel and their family members out of Lebanon on Friday "due to threats," the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said in statement. The U.S. State Department urges "U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns," the statement also said. ...
  • 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...
  • 19 US embassies to remain shut over possible terror threat August 6, 2013

    Nineteen United state embassies across the Middle East, Africa and Asia will remain shut for most of this week over possible al-Qaeda-linked attack. ...
  • Al-Qaeda chief's message led to embassy closures August 6, 2013

    An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many US embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday. A US intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat said...
  • US temporarily shuts down its 22 embassies, cites al Qaeda threat August 4, 2013

    Amid fears of an attack by al Qaeda, the United States will temporarily close 22 of its embassies and consulates on Sunday. A global travel alert issued on Friday by the State Department said al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks. ...
  • US to close Middle East and other embassies on Sunday over 'terror threat' August 2, 2013

    US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US State Department said on Thursday. CBS News reported that the embassy closings were tied to US intelligence about an al...
  • Four US embassy officials detained at Karachi airport June 12, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities briefly detained four US embassy officials at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Wednesday and later sent them back to Islamabad. The incident was confirmed airport officials. "Don't know what happened or why they were sent back to Islamabad but there was no verbal spat or arguments," one official...
  • Russia says CIA agent caught trying to recruit spy May 15, 2013

    Moscow: Russia expelled a US diplomat on Tuesday after saying he had been caught red-handed with disguises, special equipment and wads of cash as he tried to recruit a Russian intelligence agent to work for the CIA. Apparently detained in an incongruous-looking blond wig, with props reminiscent of a schoolboy's...
  • US Embassy bomber had terror conviction: Turkey February 3, 2013

    Ankara: The suicide bomber who struck the US Embassy in Ankara spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation after being diagnosed with a hunger strike-related brain disorder, officials said on Saturday. The bomber, identified as 40-year-old leftist militant Ecevit Sanli, killed himself and a Turkish...
  • Turkish leftist group claims US embassy bombing: Website February 2, 2013

    Istanbul: A Turkish leftist group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide bomb attack on the US embassy and accused Washington of using Turkey as its "slave", according to a statement posted on the internet. The Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C) said it carried out Friday's attack, in which a suicide...
  • Jaipur: American national allegedly jumps to death January 10, 2013

    Jaipur: A 29-year old US national allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a hotel building, where he was staying, in Jaipur on Tuesday night, police said. Jose Alfredo from California had checked in a hotel in Vidhyadhar Nagar locality with his Indian friend Ankit on January 7. He was staying in...
  • Watch: Celebrations at US embassy in Delhi after Obama wins November 7, 2012

    US President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead. Obama spoke to thousands of cheering supporters...
  • US embassy issues alert for Americans in Pakistan October 8, 2012

    Islamabad: The US embassy in Islamabad has issued a threat alert for Americans in Pakistan, especially in the capital, and asked them to keep a low profile. Xinhua said the embassy drew attention of Americans that the Pakistani interior ministry on Sunday issued a general threat alert on possible terrorist...
  • Anti-Islam film protest: Pakistan calls in army September 21, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan has deployed army in the sensitive diplomatic enclave in Islamabad after a protest over an anti-Islam film turned violent, leaving 86 people injured, including 36 policemen, as angry demonstrators tried to breach the high security area to reach the US embassy. Members of student groups, including the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba,...
  • Al Qaeda calls for more attacks on embassies September 16, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda's most active branch in the Middle East has called for more attacks on US embassies to "set the fires blazing," seeking to co-opt outrage over an anti-Muslim film even as the wave of protests that swept 20 countries this week eased. Senior Muslim religious authorities issued their strongest...
  • Google rejects US request to pull anti-Islam clip September 15, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East. The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on...
  • India pushes to block 'anti-Islam' movie September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India is making efforts to block a controversial film that is being said to be offensive to Islam and has sparked anti-US protests in many Arab countries like Libya, Egypt and Yemen. The Home Ministry has forwarded a request of the Jammu and Kashmir government to block all webpages...
  • 'Libyan attacks organised 2-part militant assault' September 14, 2012

    Benghazi: The attack that killed four Americans in Libya, including the US ambassador, was an organised two-part operation by heavily armed militants that included a precisely timed raid on a supposedly secret safe house just as Libyan and US security forces were arriving to rescue evacuated consulate staff, a senior...
  • US initiates massive probe into Benghazi attack September 14, 2012

    Washington: The US has launched a massive probe, involving several agencies including the FBI, to find out who was behind the attack on its Consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya. State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland said on Thursday that investigation had begun and...
  • Egypt neither an ally nor an enemy: Obama September 14, 2012

    Washington: Terming Egypt's newly elected government as neither an ally nor an enemy, US President Barack Obama said he was watching closely as to how Cairo responds to the attack on the US embassy. Obama said it would be a "big problem", if the Egyptian government doesn't respond to the incident...