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  • Flags at half-staff for passing of Lindy Boggs

    July 29, 2013 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Lindy Boggs, who died this weekend. She was 97. Boggs, who was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, was the first woman from Louisiana elected to the U. S. House of... more »
  • Clinton to face Congress on Libya assault

    January 23, 2013 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Clinton is the sole witness Wednesday at back-to-back hearings before the Senate and... more »
  • Rice removes name from consideration to be secretary of State

    December 13, 2012 3:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state after the embattled U.N. ambassador ran into a standoff with Republicans over an attack on Americans in Libya. President Barack Obama, in a statement, said he accepted Rice's decision to remove her name... more »
  • Clinton defends Rice as 'stalwart' UN ambassador

    December 6, 2012 12:14 PM

    DUBLIN - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as a "stalwart colleague." Speaking Thursday in Dublin, Clinton said Rice has done a "great job" at the U.N. and that criticism of her initial explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on... more »
  • Lawmakers shown video of Benghazi attack

    November 15, 2012 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have seen a video made drone surveillance and security camera video that showed them in real time the attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador. Top intelligence officials showed them the footage as part of hearings on the attack in September on the diplomatic... more »
  • Petraeus to testify about Libya Friday

    November 15, 2012 7:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Spokesmen for the committee say the... more »
  • Panetta: Aircraft not close to stop Libya attack

    November 9, 2012 2:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is telling Congress that the military did not have armed aircraft near Libya that could have helped defend against the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a letter to Republican Sen. John McCain... more »
  • Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

    October 19, 2012 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's running mate is again slamming President Barack Obama for his response to questions about the attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans last month. Paul Ryan told a Milwaukee radio station (WTMJ) that Obama's answers have been "inconsistent" and "misleading." Ryan... more »
  • Aide: Obama takes responsibility for Libya attack

    October 16, 2012 5:21 PM

    DENVER - A top campaign aide says that President Barack Obama takes responsibility for the consulate attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tells The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that, quote, "every time an American dies abroad, everybody takes responsibility, from the... more »
  • State Dept opens Benghazi consulate attack probe

    October 3, 2012 3:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging a full and transparent inquiry into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. The probe comes as Congress is demanding speedy answers to questions about the... more »
  • White House widens covert war in North Africa

    October 2, 2012 4:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Small teams of U.S. special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa to set up a new counterterrorist network months before militants killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. But officials say the network was too new to stop the Benghazi attack. The White House approved the... more »
  • US, Libyan investigators not working together

    October 2, 2012 4:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. and Libyan investigators still aren't working together three weeks after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. wants maximum transparency, collaboration and cooperation. She says the U.S. and Libya are partnering well politically, but there now has... more »
  • House committee: security requests denied in Libya

    October 2, 2012 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Leaders of a House committee say U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi but the pleas were denied in Washington. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee officials said Tuesday they received the information from individuals with direct knowledge of the situation. The Sept.... more »
  • State Dep't rejects call for UN ambassador to quit

    October 1, 2012 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is rejecting a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker for the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign. Rep. Peter King of New York said last week Susan Rice's explanation of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a... more »
  • Romney criticizes Obama for 'bumps' comments

    September 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can't imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a "bump in the road." His comments Monday were veiled criticism of Obama for his comment in an interview broadcast Sunday. In an interview with "60 Minutes," Obama said "there are going... more »
  • Obama: Libya assault 'wasn't just mob action'

    September 24, 2012 4:18 PM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama says "there's no doubt" that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador "wasn't just a mob action." The White House and administration officials have called the attack a terrorist act, though the White House... more »
  • A Benghazi power, Libya militia eyed in attack

    September 18, 2012 3:38 PM

    BENGHAZI, Libya - Members of a hardcore Islamist militia in Libya are the focus of much of the suspicion in last weeks' attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three other Americans. The militia is known for its sympathies to al-Qaida, and its fierce animosity to the... more »
  • Obama to honor return of Libya attack victims

    September 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are attending the return of the remains of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed in an attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, this week. Obama and Clinton were to go to Joint Base Andrews... more »
  • Libyan says some suspects in custody in consulate attack

    September 13, 2012 5:06 PM

    BENGHAZI, Libya - There's word of arrests in Libya, in the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. A Libyan official says an unspecified number of militants suspected of taking part in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi have been arrested. And he says others are... more »
  • Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

    September 13, 2012 7:26 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - A protest at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital is the latest demonstration of its kind in response to an anti-Muslim film. Hundreds of protesters chanting "death to America" stormed the embassy grounds today and burned the American flag, but didn't enter the main building. ... more »
  • US officials say 2 warships moving toward Libya

    September 12, 2012 7:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the Pentagon is moving two warships to the Libyan coast, in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others. Officials say one destroyer, the USS Laboon, moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul... more »
  • Obama vows to bring killers of ambassador to justice

    September 12, 2012 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning in the "strongest possible terms" an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including the American ambassador. Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. will work with the Libyan government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. He... more »
  • Libyan officials: US ambassador killed in attack

    September 12, 2012 7:29 AM

    TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The officials say Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday... more »
  • France Recalls Ambassador to Iran

    November 30, 2011 8:00 PM

    As a protest, France recalled its ambassador to Iran after an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran. The French Foreign Ministry says France was moved to act "in the face of this flagrant and unacceptable violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the gravity of the violence."... more »
  • French ambassador visits Louisiana

    November 17, 2011 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Francois Delattre, the ambassador of France to the United States, is in Louisiana for the first time since taking office this year. The ambassador's trip includes Thursday meetings with state government officials - including Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu - to... more »
  • Obama blames plot to kill Saudi diplomat on Iran

    October 13, 2011 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. can support all the allegations of an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi Arabian diplomat and show the world that it was reckless behavior on the part of the Iranian government. There will not be a dispute over what happened, Obama... more »
  • US officials: Iranian plot serious but amateurish

    October 12, 2011 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the alleged plot against the Saudi ambassador was unusually amateurish for Iran's foreign action unit, the Quds Force. By the U.S. account, the force's agent turned to a woman he met while working as a used car dealer to find a Mexican drug dealer-assassin, and... more »
  • Clinton: Plot a dangerous escalation by Iran

    October 12, 2011 1:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States a "dangerous escalation" in Iran's support for terrorism that must draw an international response. Speaking to a conference in Washington on Wednesday, Clinton urged the rest... more »
  • Treasury imposes penalties linked to alleged plot

    October 11, 2011 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department says it is imposing economic penalties against four people who are linked to an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Two of them have been charged in New York federal court. They are Manssor Arbashiar, a naturalized U.S. citizen... more »
  • Iran rejects charge in plot to kill Saudi envoy

    October 11, 2011 2:36 PM

    TEHRAN - Iran is rejecting U.S. claims that Iran was involved in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington. IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, calls the accusations by the U.S. Justice Department as "America's new propaganda scenario" against Iran, without elaborating. The Justice Department accuses agents... more »
  • 2 arrested in plot to kill Saudi ambassador to U. S.

    October 11, 2011 1:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Two people have been accused of conspiracy to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States. A federal criminal complaint in New York says the two also are charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. It says the ambassador was in the United... more »
  • Ambassador Distracted by Religion

    April 7, 2011 7:18 PM

    An investigation by the State Department Inspector General says the U.S. Ambassador to Malta spends too much time writing on subjects such as abortion and his Catholic beliefs to the detriment of diplomacy. A report says Douglas Kmiec's "outside activities have detracted from his attention to core mission goals," and... more »
  • Signs of cracks emerging in Libyan regime

    February 21, 2011 1:17 PM

    CAIRO - There are signs of cracks in Moammar Gadhafi's regime after more than 40 years as Libya's ruler. Libya's own ambassadors at the United Nations are calling for him to step down. A pro-government website says the justice minister has resigned to protest the excessive use... more »

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