U.S. embassy

Maduro Closes Venezuelan Embassy and Consulates in U.S.

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro on Thursday ordered the Venezuelan embassy and all of its consulates in the United States to close, recalling all diplomatic personnel from America by Saturday.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offers a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 22, 2017. Chile said Tuesday it has granted diplomatic asylum to five Venezuelans who took refuge in its embassy in Caracas, amid political turmoil as Maduro moves to consolidate power. The five were …

Turkey Renames Street of U.S. Embassy After Malcolm X

Officials in the Turkish capital of Ankara have renamed the street where the United States embassy will soon be located after the black nationalist leader Malcolm X, in what appears to be another rebuke of the Trump administration. 

Turkey changes US embassy street name to Malcolm X

U.S. Pulls Out of Vienna Treaty Following Palestinian Lawsuit Over Embassy Move

TEL AVIV — President Donald Trump has decided that the U.S. will withdraw from the optional protocol and dispute resolution to the Vienna Convention in connection with an attempt by the Palestinians to sue the U.S. government at the International Court of Justice in The Hague over Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. 

In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump pauses during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. A White House official says President Donald Trump plans to announce Thursday whether he'll impose tariffs or …

Shots Fired at U.S. Embassy in Turkey

ISTANBUL — Unknown attackers fired shots at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey’s capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt.

The sign of Nevzat Tandogan Street where the U.S. Embassy is located in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, hours before US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson starts trip to Turkey amid growing tensions between the two NATO allies. Ankara's Mayor Mustafa Tuna has announced Monday plans to change Nevzat …

Explosive Detonated Outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Assailant Injured

An explosive device was detonated outside the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Thursday. The suspect arrested by Chinese police, described as a 26-year-old man from the Inner Mongolia region, was the only person injured. In a possibly related incident, a woman was taken into custody for attempting to set herself on fire near the embassy.

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First Signs Posted to U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem municipality has proudly mounted the first street signs pointing the way toward the U.S. embassy, which is set to open one week from today, on the 70th secular anniversary of Israel’s independence on May 14.

US Embassy sign (Jerusalem Municipality)

Netanyahu: At Least Six Countries ‘Seriously Talking’ about Moving Embassies to Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday at least six countries were in talks with Israel to move their embassies to Jerusalem. He implored countries to follow the United States and Guatemala in making the move, saying it would advance peace efforts, and promised “preferential treatment” to the first ten embassies relocated to Israel’s capital.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on May 8, 2012. Netanyahu struck a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party to form a national unity government, axing plans for a snap election. …

Kuwaiti Government Newspaper Article Slams Hamas For ‘Violent’, ‘Thuggish’ Protest

TEL AVIV – A Kuwaiti government daily published an article slamming the “March of the Return” in Gaza as a “provocative” protest designed to trigger violence by “terrorist” group Hamas, which uses women and children as human shields. The article also praised President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. embassy as being “courageous and correct.”

A Palestinian woman reacts from the fire shooting by Israeli troops during a demonstration near the Gaza Strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)