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South Africa closes embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Companies were destroyed in the attacks. South Africa temporarily ceased its diplomatic missions in Nigeria after Nigerians cracked down on xenophobic violence in South Africa Between Sunday and Wednesday, mobs plundered and destroyed stores in the South African commercial center of Johannesburg, many of which were foreign-owned. The Nigerian government …

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Only the American flag should be hoisted on the flagpoles of the embassy

The State Department explained why they did not approve requests from US embassies to hoist the LGBT Pride flag on flagpoles during the Pride month. "The secretary's position is that, as far as the flagpole is concerned, only the American" Flag should be hoisted there, "Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Monday," But he … respects dignity, of course Ortagus …

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Pence defends the defense of pride flags on flagpoles of the US Embassy

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that US embassies should not hoist the rainbow flag on their flagpoles during the LGBTQ Pride Month, and told NBC News that "it's the right decision." In an interview with Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent, Pence confirmed an exclusive NBC News report that the US State Department had rejected applications from …

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According to Wikileaks, US investigator Julian Assanges is to receive belongings from the Ecuadorian embassy

Swedish prosecutors have today issued an arrest warrant for Julian Assange, which could trigger extradition proceedings. Assange is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence in the UK for suspension of bail procedures to bring him to Sweden. Sweden reintroduced an investigation into the rape allegations, which were raised for the first time in 2010 earlier this month. The US officials …

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Rocket attack near the US Embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said a Katyusha rocket fell near the statue of the Unknown Soldier, less than a mile from the US embassy. | AP File Photo BAGHDAD – A rocket was fired into the heavily fortified green zone of the Iraqi capital on Sunday night, landing less than a mile from the sprawling US Embassy, …

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Sen. Serious about US withdrawal of embassy staff from Iraq: We would only evacuate in case of an "immediate threat"

US. Officials would only order diplomats to leave the American Embassy in Iraq "if there had been an immediate threat," said Joni Ernst, member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee. The Department of Foreign Affairs ordered all non-emergency Embassy and Consular staff on Wednesday to leave the country in the growing tensions between the US and Iran. Kelsey Grammmer praises …

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