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  • Turkish protesters try to storm Israeli consulate

    05/30/2010 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 2,081+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2010
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish police blocked dozens of stone-throwing protesters who tried to storm the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul over reports of an Israeli attack on at least one aid ship in international waters on Monday, news channels reported. CNN-Turk and NTV showed dozens of angry protesters scuffling with Turkish police guarding the consulate in downtown Istanbul.
  • Attack on US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan

    04/05/2010 5:32:24 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 16 replies · 1,461+ views
    At least three people have died after suspected militants attacked the US consulate in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. There were several explosions in the area near the consulate and buildings collapsed. A gun battle between police and the attackers followed. Pakistan's main Taliban faction said it carried out the attack, and that the US consulate was the target.
  • U.S. vows FBI help after Mexico killings

    03/15/2010 11:26:28 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 789+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/16/10 | Andrew Quinn
    State Dept says consulate closed for security review U.S. says too early to say if diplomats targeted U.S. in for long haul in Mexico's anti-drug fight WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The United States pledged support for Mexico on Monday in its war against drug gangs as the FBI joined the investigation of the murders of two Americans and a Mexican linked to the U.S. consulate in a violent border city. "The tragedy of this weekend just underscores how severe and significant a danger this represents to Mexico, to the United States, to the hemisphere," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley...
  • CRIME SCENE VIDEO: Drug Cartel Assassinates US Consulate Workers

    03/14/2010 4:31:11 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 45 replies · 1,193+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/14/10 | Friends of Ours
    In Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- just over the border from El Paso, TX -- gunmen for a drug cartel assassinated "an American consulate worker and her husband to death . . . and killed the husband of another consular employee and wounded his two young children" in separate but coordinated incidents as reported by Marc Lacey for The New York Times: It was not the first attack against American interests in Mexico by traffickers. Unknown attackers shot at and hurled a grenade that never exploded at the American consulate in Monterrey in 2008. But the killings in Ciudad Juárez on...

    03/14/2010 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 50 replies · 2,182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Travel Warning United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 This information is current as of today, Sun Mar 14 2010 15:23:05 GMT-0700 (PDT). MEXICO March 14, 2010 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that it has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until...
  • US Consulate sued by former employee

    01/09/2010 9:34:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/9/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Alleged terror ties are at the heart of a lawsuit the US Consulate in Jerusalem is fighting; it is being sued for NIS 250,000 by a former employee who the consulate discovered had ties with Hamas. The plaintiff is Azam Qiq, who worked at the diplomatic mission until 2006 as a mechanic. His father was Hassan Qiq, the former head of Hamas in Jerusalem, who died in 2006.
  • Honduran Consulate Forced to Abandon Post

    10/24/2009 12:59:03 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 1,321+ views
    Honduran News ^ | 10/23/2009 | Honduran News
    “Two people showed up saying they are responsible for making the consular changes demanded by Mrs. Patricia Rhodes, that of Marta Zuniga and Fernando Espinosa,” said David Hernandez, minister counselor of the consulate of Honduras in Washington. “They came in and locksmiths changed the locks without saying why.” The consulate is now run by people appointed by former Chancellor Rhodes, Hernandez said. Mario Fortin explained that Mrs. Marta Zuniga was named to the consular office by the former president Manuel Zelaya. The actions of former Foreign Minister Patricia Rhodes affects thousands of Hondurans living in the U.S., who now cannot...
  • Mexico Investigates Passport Corruption (Mexican Consulate in Dallas under investigation)

    08/29/2009 2:43:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 531+ views ^ | 8/29/09 | Ana Campoy
    DALLAS -- Mexican authorities are investigating allegations of corruption and improper behavior at the Mexican consulate here, triggering calls from political leaders on both sides of the border for an ethics review at Mexico's consular offices in the U.S. The head of Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry, which oversees all diplomatic outposts abroad, said Mexican authorities are probing the Dallas consulate in connection with irregularities in the collection of passport fees. Enrique Hubbard, the Dallas consul general, said he launched an investigation after he discovered irregularities in the collection of passport fees, but declined to provide details. Senior diplomats familiar with...
  • California: Muslim gets 70 months for plot to attack U.S. synagogues and kill Jews

    08/19/2009 3:36:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 943+ views
    SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a domestic terrorism plot to wage war on the United States by attacking Jewish synagogues and military bases. Hammad Riaz Samana is the fourth member of Jami'yyat Ul-Islam Is-Shaheeh, or JIS, a prison-founded group that wanted to make a political statement that also had plans to attack the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles and El Al Israel Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport. Samana was 21 when he was charged in the case in July 2005, along with the cell's mastermind, Kevin...

    07/05/2009 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 288+ views ^ | July 4, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: July 04, 2009 MATERIALS ON RELIGIOUS-EXTREMIST ORGANIZATION "HIZB UT-TAHRIR", WITH PROOFS OF ITS PARTICIPATION IN TERRORIST ACTIVITY. [Editorial note: This is the text of a document found on the website of The General Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Athens. It is presented here without editing - the English is a little non-standard, but the meaning is clear. It presents the Uzbeckistan government's analysis of Hizb ut-Tahrir and why Uzbeckistan considers the Hizb ut-Tahrir to be a terrorist organization. Of note are the allegations of inter-linkage between Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.]
  • Barak: Hamas sustained serious blow

    12/31/2008 2:54:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 66 replies · 2,102+ views
    YNET ^ | 12.31.08, 23:56 / Israel News | n/a
    Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited a Beersheba school hit by a Grad rocket. During the visit, Barak said that "we delivered a serious blow to Hamas, and it continues to be hit – but it's also responding, as we can see." (Ilana Curiel)
  • Mexican official: Gunmen fire at U.S. consulate

    10/13/2008 11:48:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 385+ views
    AP ^ | 13 Oct 2008
    MONTERREY, Mexico - Assailants opened fire on the U.S. consulate in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, a Mexican official said. Nobody was injured in Sunday's shooting. Shell casings were found outside the consulate, but there were no witnesses to the attack and no one was in custody, said a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's office who was not authorized to give her name. The spokeswoman had no further details. Mexican media reported that one man opened fire on the consulate and another man threw a grenade that failed to explode. El Universal newspaper, citing a U.S. Embassy statement, said...
  • British consulate in Yemen threatened after car bomb kills 16 outside U.S. embassy

    09/17/2008 4:13:52 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2008
    The British embassy in Yemen has been threatened with attack after 16 people died when a car bomb exploded outside the American embassy this morning. The heavily-fortified compound was on fire after the two explosions. Heavy gunfire was also heard and smoke seen rising from the compound, witnesses said. A Yemeni security source said 16 people including six attackers died in the attack. Four were bystanders. A group calling itself Islamic Jihad in Yemen took credibility for the attack. It also threatened that it would target the British, Saudi and Emirati missions in the Yemeni capital, according to a statement...
  • Police officers shot dead near U.S. Istanbul mission

    07/09/2008 2:20:05 AM PDT · by bd476 · 20 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9 June 2008 | Daren Butler
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in a shooting outside the United States consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, Turkish television said. Television images appeared to show four bodies on the ground in front of the high-walled complex. Media earlier said that two police had been shot dead. The U.S. embassy in Ankara said it was aware of an incident near the Istanbul consulate, but had no further details.
  • Turkey: 4 killed in gun battle outside U.S. embassy

    07/09/2008 2:16:05 AM PDT · by Be Free · 19 replies · 252+ views
    Armed men have opened fire from a vehicle outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul killing four people, according to CNN-Turk. CNN-Turk initially reported that at least three of the attackers were killed and one police officer later died from his injuries in a hospital. Police returned fire on the gunmen who were traveling in a white car ..."
  • Fake Passport Scheme Suspected (Punjabi Members Duped)

    03/24/2008 6:12:20 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 424+ views
    JSOnline ^ | March 23, 2008 | Georgia Pabst
    A Milwaukee businessman has complained to the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., about what he claims is a passport-selling scheme involving individuals at the Indian consulate in Chicago.Amrit N. Patel, who owns a local accounting firm and is president of the India Cultural Society, outlined the suspected scheme in a letter to Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen last March. Milwaukee has a large Punjabi community, many members of which have come here with political asylum, which does not make them eligible for an Indian passport, he said in the letter. But over the last two years, Patel said, the Chicago consulate...
  • Reconquista Mexican Consulate Claims US belongs to Mexico!

    03/15/2008 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies · 2,287+ views
    Youtube ^ | March 14, 2008 | ALIPAC1 There are other videos regarding this incident as well.
  • Mike Huckabee defends Mexico consulate deal (businesses agreed to pay Mexico's bills; law violated?)

    01/13/2008 2:18:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 166+ views ^ | Jan 13,2008 |
    Mike Huckabee is the new establishment favorite GOP presidential contender, and one reason is probably because he'd keep the cheap labor flowing. In fact, he encouraged Mexico to build a consulate in his state with the obvious intent of providing a workforce for Arkansas' low-wage employers. Jerome Corsi asked him to defend his actions: A lingering controversy over the role former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee played in establishing a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock financed by taxpayers and local businesses continues to follow the Republican presidential candidate's campaign, even as he enjoys a surge in polls. Critics in Arkansas...
  • Suit: Huckabee Used Funds To Crush Hard Drives, Win Consulate

    12/28/2007 7:11:38 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 69 replies · 696+ views
    LITTLE ROCK -- An amended lawsuit against Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee claims he illegally used government funds to crush state computer hard drives and aid the Mexican government to locate a consulate in Arkansas' capital city. The suit against the former governor, refiled Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, comes as part of a Freedom of Information Act complaint by Bella Vista resident Jim Parsons stemming from Huckabee's last days in office. However, lawyers for Huckabee have said Parsons' lawsuit violates the qualified immunity public servants are granted in the state's constitution. Huckabee used money from the Governor's Emergency...
  • Mexican consulate, raids and lawmakers' ire faced Ark Hispanics during 2007

    12/25/2007 4:49:29 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 246+ views ^ | 12/25/07 | JON GAMBRELL
    LITTLE ROCK - Mexico's 47th consulate in the United States opened in Little Rock with the cutting of a green, red and white ribbon in April, an acknowledgment of Arkansas' rapidly growing Hispanic community. But not everyone greeted Arkansas' new community with open arms in 2007, as state legislators denounced illegal immigration, federal agents raided businesses and the state police looked at conducting immigration checks. News surrounding the state's Hispanic population, growing at one of the fastest paces in the nation, was the year's eighth-biggest story, according to a poll of Associated Press-member broadcasters and newspapers, as well as AP's...