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  • After lauding ties with China, US lists the rights abuses

    After heralding U.S. ties with China this week, the State Department shed light Thursday on an issue that got little public attention during the high-level talks in Washington: human rights. Repression of activists in China was routine, and tens of...
  • Burundi: 100 students seek refuge at US embassy in capital

    About 100 university students in Burundi are in the U.S. embassy's parking lot seeking refuge amid the country's political turmoil, an embassy statement confirmed Thursday. The students had been camping at a construction site adjacent to the embassy...
  • A look at countries cited in human rights report

    The Obama administration tagged Iran and Cuba among serial human-rights abusers in its annual report on government mistreatment of its citizens, even as it works toward some sort of rapprochement with both. It also listed numerous other countries where...
  • State Department issuing visas again after database glitch

    The State Department is issuing passports and visas again at overseas diplomatic missions after encountering a significant problem with a computer database earlier this month. Spokesman John Kirby says 45,000 visas were finalized Monday, a third of those...
  • US to raise breach of government records at talks with China

    The United States began annual security talks with China on Monday, and an official said it plans to raise directly the breach of a federal government server that resulted in the theft of personnel and security clearance records of millions of employees...
  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

    Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post...
  • US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

    Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran...
  • Kurds triumph in latest advance, but fear spreads among other Syrians

    ISTANBUL An enormous yellow flag with a red star in the middle hangs over the main square in Tel Abyad, the Syrian border town just seized from Islamic State extremists by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. For Syrian Kurds, it's a symbol of triumph. Other...
  • WikiLeaks says it's leaking over 500,000 Saudi documents

    WikiLeaks is in the process of publishing more than 500,000 Saudi diplomatic documents to the Internet, the transparency website said Friday, a move that echoes its famous release of U.S. State Department cables in 2010. WikiLeaks said in a statement...
  • WikiLeaks says it's leaking over 500,000 Saudi documents

     WikiLeaks says it's leaking over 500,000 Saudi documents
    WikiLeaks is in the process of publishing more than 500,000 Saudi diplomatic documents to the Internet, the transparency website said Friday, a move that echoes its famous release of U.S. State Department cables in 2010. WikiLeaks said in a statement...
  • Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports

     Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports
    Terrorist violence exploded around the world last year, driven by a surge in attacks by the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East and Boko Haram in West Africa, the State Department said in a report Friday. The number of terrorist attacks...