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  • Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah

    07/03/2016 7:20:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-4-16 | BBC
    A suspected suicide attacker has been killed after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, local media reports say. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident and the attacker is said to be dead.
  • Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction

    06/24/2005 7:22:28 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 523+ views
    Al Jazeera on-line edition (English) ^ | 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT | Al Jazeera
    Italy orders arrest of CIA agents over Imams abduction 6/24/2005 10:45:00 PM GMT Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader Italian authorities ordered the arrest of 13 agents of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping a Muslim leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The arrest warrants were issued by Italian Judge Chiara Nobili at the request of the anti-terrorist division of the state prosecutor's office, the Corriere della Sera said. The 13 agents are suspected of kidnapping Osama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar,...
  • Iran-backed Tawhid-Salam network targeted NATO radar base in Turkey

    03/03/2015 2:11:05 AM PST · by piasa · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | August 22, 2014 | BAYRAM KAYA
    Operatives of a secretive Iran-backed terrorist network in Turkey scouted the area hosting a radar site in Malatya's Kürecik district that is part of a NATO early warning radar system, an ongoing investigation has revealed. According to an 854-page police investigation on the Tawhid-Salam terror network obtained by Today's Zaman, witness testimony provided to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office on March 22, 2013 indicated that suspects tied to Iranian intelligence had collected information about Kürecik. The witness said many front companies with the cover of legitimate businesses such as real estate agencies or bookstores had been established in Malatya by...
  • ‘US Consulate in Jerusalem arming Palestinian guards’

    01/14/2015 10:51:27 AM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 14, 2015, 7:28 pm | Mitch Ginsburg
    Israeli report says developments violate agreements; guards say the chief security officer is establishing ‘a militia’ The US Consulate in Jerusalem is training a force of 35 Palestinians from East Jerusalem to serve as armed guards, particularly for consular trips to the West Bank’s Area A, which is off-limits to Israelis, it was reported on Wednesday. The arrangement violates a 2011 agreement between Israel and the consulate, the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth stated, whereby only IDF combat veterans would be authorized to carry arms as consulate guards. “The consulate was authorized to keep roughly 100 handguns for security staff, on...
  • Letter and powder spark alarm at US consulate (in Berlin, Germany)

    12/27/2013 8:33:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 27 Dec 2013 14:59 GMT+01:00
    US consulate staff in Berlin found a package on Friday containing white powder and a threatening letter addressed to president Barack Obama.According to Berlin newspaper the BZ, three members of consulate staff came into contact with the unidentified powder, and a suspicious liquid. …
  • US Consulate in Herat Afghanistan Attacked

    09/12/2013 7:36:06 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 42 replies
    Twitter via Al Jazeera ^ | 9/12/2013 | @AJElive
    Early reports stating a car bomb on the US Consulate in Herat Afghanistan. Injuries being reported.
  • The Would-Be Spy Who Failed First Try

    03/06/2013 3:58:36 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    JD ^ | March 6, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "On Tuesday, Bryan Underwood was sentenced to nine years for trying to pass secrets to China.   The irony is that the Chinese government didn’t put him up to it, and when Underwood went to a Chinese government building to sell photos of a U.S. consulate compound in Guangzhou, the Chinese turned him away. They were not interested, or didn’t understand what he was trying to convey.'
  • ‘Troubling' Surveillance Before Benghazi Attack

    11/01/2012 11:37:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | November 1, 2012 | HARALD DOORNBOS, JENAN MOUSSA
    BENGHAZI,Libya—More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi--and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack-the battle-scarred,fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept.11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day,including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under "troubling" surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security. When we visited on Oct.26 to prepare a story for Dubai based Al Aan TV,we found not only Stevens's...
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Romney all but erases Obama's polling lead on foreign policy

    10/19/2012 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Mitt Romney has all but erased President Obama's lead on foreign policy issues in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, according to a Pew poll released Thursday. Obama's lead on foreign policy has plummeted by 11 points since the outbreak of violence in the Middle East that culminated with the death of four Americans in Libya on Sept. 11, according to Pew. The president holds a slim 47 percent to 43 percent edge over his GOP rival on the issue of who would do a better job on foreign policy, down from a 15-point advantage...
  • CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist, Amber Lyon, Blows The Whistle

    10/10/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 111 replies
    Perhaps this one of the most important discussion threads ever regarding Legacy Media manipulation. We sincerely hope you will take the time to digest the content, think about the ramifications to what is here, and then share the information with others. This is not a matter of opinion, the CNN stories are documented, attributed and cited. They are factual. Everything is verifiable within the embedded links and citations. Believe it or not, just creating this discussion thread is risky. We are unable to expand. Before getting to the CNN Amber Lyon expose’ (which is incredible and troubling) let’s first back...
  • Source: Al Qaeda central not behind Benghazi attack (but it was Al Qaeda)

    09/13/2012 4:47:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/13/2012 | Suzanne Kelly
    The United States intelligence community does not believe the core of al Qaeda was behind this week's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN Thursday. The official said the picture is becoming clearer within the intelligence community as to what group or groups were responsible for the attack. Given what officials know about al Qaeda in Libya, U.S. intelligence believes it is very unlikely that core al Qaeda was behind the attack. But the official said the intelligence does not rule out that the attack was perpetrated by al Qaeda sympathizers.
  • US envoy dies in Benghazi consulate attack (4 dead)

    09/12/2012 2:48:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 44 replies
    The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has died from smoke inhalation in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, security sources have told Al Jazeera. (excerpt) The ambassador was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night, (excerpt) He died of suffocation during the attack, along with two US security personnel who were accompanying him, security sources told Al Jazeera. Another consulate employee, whose nationality could not immediately be confirmed, was also killed. Two other staffers were injured,
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. staffer dies in Libya mission clash

    09/11/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 12 | Reuters
    BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) - An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday. "One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes," Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured and could not say what the cause of death was. Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came...
  • Fox News Lou Dobbs: An American has Died, other injured, in Libya Storming of Embassy

    09/11/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Fox Business | 11 Sep 12 | Fox Business
    Awaiting article
  • Libya militias storm US consulate over 'insulting' film

    09/11/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT · by HapaxLegamenon · 105 replies
    BBC ^ | September 11, 2012 | BBC
    The building is said to have burnt down. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time.
  • One dead, 11 injured after US consulate in Pakistan bombed

    05/20/2011 12:36:16 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies ^ | May 20th 2011
    A BOMB targeting two US consulate cars exploded in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar today killing one person and wounding 11 others, police and the US embassy said. The Pakistani Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack. "Two vehicles of the US consulate were on their way to the consulate when they were attacked," US embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said. "One vehicle was damaged. There is no death among our personnel and there are no serious injuries," he added. "Only one car was hit. In that car there were US citizen diplomats and a Pakistani driver," Rodriguez said. Pakistan...
  • Grenades explode near U.S. consulate in Mexico

    10/02/2010 11:03:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/2/10 | Nick Valencia,
    (CNN) -- At least three grenades exploded near the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico late Friday, a consulate employee told CNN Saturday. The closest blast was within 40 meters (44 yards) of the consulate, spokesperson Brian Quigley said. He did not offer many more details, but Justin Davis, a consulate duty officer, said the series of explosions occurred over the course of an hour, starting at 8 p.m. local time. Davis said there were no reports of deaths or injuries of Americans or any damage to U.S. property, though a few cars in the area were damaged. Shrapnel injured the...
  • US Consulate in Juarez Closes

    07/30/2010 7:17:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 2+ views
    KTSM ^ | July 30, 2010 | Matt Rivers
    Juarez- The U.S. embassy announced that it will closes it's consulate in Juarez. In a statement, the embassy said the consulate will, " remain closed until a security review is completed." They did say they will reschedule appointments for those with visa applications pending. The embassy did not say what prompted the review and a spokesman declined any further comment beyond the statement. The U.S. State Department has taken several measures over the past few months to protect employees of the consulate and their families from the deadly violence in Juarez The close comes after the March shooting death of...
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for US Consulate Attack in Peshawar

    04/05/2010 5:38:18 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 420+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 5, 2010
    The Taliban is claiming responsibility for Monday's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan that killed at least three people. A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman in Islamabad confirmed the attack on the consulate in the North West Frontier Province capital. It was not immediately clear if those killed were the attackers, consulate staff, or others nearby at the time of the blasts. There are no reports that any U.S. citizens were among those killed.

    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...
  • Warden Message: Adana (Turkey) Consulate Attack, Updated Information

    02/03/2010 5:49:04 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 511+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - QUOTE: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Adana (Turkey) Consulate Attack, Updated Information CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Europe - Turkey 3 Feb 2010 U.S. Consulate Adana released the following Warden Message on February 3: This Warden Message updates U.S. citizens regarding the gunfire near the U.S. Consulate in Adana on January 31, 2010. After further investigation it appears that this was an attack on the U.S. Consulate. Turkish police have arrested several individuals today in relation to the shooting. The U.S. Consulate encourages all U.S. citizens to maintain a high level...
  • Mexico, U.S.: A New Weapon in the Cartel Arsenal

    02/11/2009 11:08:23 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 1,617+ views
    Stratfor Intelligence ^ | Feb. 10, 2009 | Stratfor
    Grenades used in three recent attacks in Monterrey, Mexico, and Pharr, Texas, all originated from the same lot delivered from South Korea... That the grenade used in the third attack reportedly came from Mexico indicates that in addition to the well-known path of weapons flowing from the United States into Mexico, arms also are flowing from Mexico into the United States. The first of the three attacks targeted the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. In the second incident, again in Monterrey, gunmen attacked a local TV station on Jan. 12 in an attempt to intimidate the news agency into cutting...
  • U.S. Consulate Mistakenly Sells Secret Files in Jerusalem

    01/27/2009 4:38:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 871+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-27-09
    EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of files — with social security numbers, bank account numbers and other sensitive U.S. government information — were found in a filing cabinet purchased from the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem through a local auction. "We couldn't believe what we found," said Paula, who purchased the cabinets and asked that her last name not be published.
  • Threat temporarily closes US consulate in Dubai

    01/20/2009 8:13:34 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 492+ views
    AP via YNET ^ | Published: 01.20.09, 19:51 / Israel News | n/a
    Threat temporarily closes US consulate in Dubai The consulate located in the Dubai World Trade Center will be closed for American citizen services and visa interviews, Tuesday's announcement said. The statement did not elaborate on the nature of the security information.
  • World's largest U.S. consulate opens across (Mexican) border

    01/10/2009 10:09:48 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 8 replies · 515+ views ^ | December 2, 2008 | Virginia Reza
    Numerous U.S. and Mexican dignitaries attended the official grand opening of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The new $66 million, four-story facility will employ about 300 people. It includes 109 service windows where Mexican immigrant visas and American border crossing cards and travel documents will be processed. It is the largest U.S. consulate in the world. Antonio O. Garza Jr., U.S. ambassador to Mexico and the keynote speaker for the event, said the impressive consulate was overdue and built in Juarez because of the $1 billion in trade and the more than a million people who cross...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Six killed in a terror attack on U.S. Consulate in Turkey's Istanbul

    07/09/2008 8:32:40 AM PDT · by Siberian-psycho · 18 replies · 224+ views
    Three unidentified gunmen and three Turkish policemen were killed Wednesday in an attack on a police guard post at the main entrance of the well-fortified U.S. Consulate in Istanbul that officials labeled a "terrorist" act. One person has been taken into custody, Dogan News Agency reported. (UPDATED) The attack was "an obvious act of terrorism" aimed at the United States, the country's ambassador to Turkey said. "This was an attack on an American diplomatic establishment. The persons who lost their lives are Turkish citizens and we are very sad about that," Ross Wilson told reporters in Ankara. The three assailants...
  • 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 ..."
  • U.S. to move consulate from East Jerusalem

    03/11/2005 10:04:03 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 13 replies · 424+ views
    WND ^ | March 11th, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    Some see plans tied to future Israeli withdrawal from Arab neighborhood JERUSALEM -- The United States has quietly approved a plan to relocate its consulate from the eastern section of Jerusalem to a western Jerusalem neighborhood, with construction of the new facility already beginning and some in Israel worried the move may be related to the Jewish state withdrawing from eastern Jerusalem and giving the area to the Palestinians, WorldNetDaily has learned. The U.S. has been debating for several years moving its consulate, currently located in a largely Arab eastern Jerusalem neighborhood, to the western, more Jewish section of the...
  • US mission attacker was ex-moral police-Saudi papers

    12/08/2004 2:08:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/08/04
    RIYADH, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The leader of the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia had been jailed for "extremist ideology" and once worked for the kingdom's austere morality police, local newspapers said on Wednesday. Saudi dailies said Fayez Awad al-Jihani was the head of an al Qaeda cell in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where the brazen daylight attack on the U.S. consulate took place on Monday. Jihani was one of four attackers who died in the assault. A fifth was wounded and arrested. Saudi authorities identified three of the assailants, none of whom...
  • Appeasing terrorists won't immunise us from attack

    12/07/2004 7:04:02 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 241+ views
    The Australian ^ | 8th December 2004 | Andrew Friedman
    MONDAY'S al-Qa'ida attack on the US consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, should send a clear warning to Australia: attacks on your home turf are the necessary outcome of consorting with terror. It should come as no surprise that Westerners in Saudi Arabia have become a prime target for al-Qa'ida and other radical Islamists. Since achieving independence in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been a choice destination for Western corporations seeking access to the country's vast oil resources. But the Arabian peninsula is also the world's primary source of the radical Wahhabi strain of Islam. Saudi officials, such as Sheikh Abdur-Rahman al-Sudais,...
  • Victims Provide Details on Saudi Attack

    12/07/2004 1:26:46 PM PST · by Tarpaulin · 18 replies · 849+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | FAIZA SALEH AMBAH, Associated Press
    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The militants stormed into the compound's inner courtyard, firing their guns from behind trees, bursting into offices and shouting: "Where are the Americans? Where are the Americans?" Lying in hospital beds, wounded U.S. consulate workers provided new details Tuesday about an attack that killed nine, injured at least 10 and showed America's continued vulnerability to terrorist groups capable of conducting sophisticated surveillance, on even the most heavily guarded sites. The militants "clearly understood how cars entered the compound, and they were conducting surveillance," U.S. Ambassador James C. Oberwetter said Tuesday. He contended security measures had largely...

    12/07/2004 12:46:57 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 846+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/07/04 | ANDY SOLTIS
    The Saudi wing of al Qaeda claimed responsibility for an attack yesterday on the heavily fortified U.S. consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah in which at least nine people died. The terrorists managed to haul down and burn the American flag — and use hostage staffers as human shields — before they were killed or captured. "This operation is part of al Qaeda's plan to fight the crusaders and Jews and to expel infidels from the Arabian Peninsula," said a statement that was posted on several Web sites. "The mujahideen will continue firmly on their path." The bloodshed...
  • Saudi forces kill gunman and arrest two in US mission attack

    12/06/2004 3:35:59 AM PST · by No One Special · 10 replies · 1,388+ views
    ABC Online ^ | December 6, 2004 | ABC Online
    Saudi security forces have killed one of the gunmen who attacked the US consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah and have arrested two others, security sources said. They say that two more gunmen were being surrounded by the Saudi national guards inside the consulate compound. The attackers had reportedly killed four Saudi guards and taken 18 local staff hostage in their assault on the mission in the Red Sea port city. About 200 police and national guards have sealed off the area. "I can confirm there has been an attack on the US consulate in Jeddah," said US embassy...

    12/06/2004 1:20:50 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 181 replies · 7,104+ views
    Sky News ^ | 09:12 UK, Monday December 06, 2004
    Gunfire has been heard and smoke can be seen rising form the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials say there is an "emergency case". A correspondent at the scene said shooting broke out earlier this morning followed by thick black smoke. Both the shooting and smoke died down and then increased again 30 minutes later. Sky's foreign editor, Tim Marshall, said there had been an increase in 'chatter' over the last eight weeks, indicating a terror attack may have been being planned.
  • Italian Police Arrest 28 Pakistanis, Find Explosives, Forged Documents, Maps

    01/31/2003 10:48:24 AM PST · by Stultis · 40 replies · 973+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | 31 January 2003
    The Associated Press NAPLES, Italy Jan. 31 — Police arrested 28 Pakistanis found in possession of explosives, hundreds of forged documents and maps of the Naples area with "sensitive targets" circled, authorities said Friday.In a statement, police said they had uncovered an "al-Qaida terrorist cell," but gave no further details on the Pakistanis' alleged involvement with al-Qaida or any other international terrorist group.A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said late Friday officers "might have gotten ahead of themselves" in announcing an al-Qaida link in the headline of their news release.The official also dismissed Italian news reports that the...
  • TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy

    02/03/2003 9:03:12 AM PST · by Destro · 18 replies · 784+ views ^ | February 2, 2003 | Adam Geibel
    TERRORISM: Al Qaeda Group Busted in Italy February 2, 2003: During a routine sweep for illegal immigrants, Italian police rounded up 28 Pakistanis suspected of being terrorists. Police found two pounds of dynamite, 165 feet of explosive fuse and various detonators, as well as hundreds of forged documents and maps of metropolitan Naples. Authorities said "sensitive targets" were circled with a pen but would not elaborate, while Italian news reports said the possible targets included the U.S. Consulate in Naples and nearby NATO bases. One map was to the town of Bagnoli (outside Naples), where the NATO southern headquarters is...
  • WORLDWIDE CAUTION - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT (State Department Travel Warning)

    12/21/2003 3:18:32 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 30 replies · 215+ views
    U.S. Department of State ^ | December 21, 2003
    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman This information is current as of today, WORLDWIDE CAUTION December 21, 2003This supersedes the Worldwide Caution dated November 21, 2003. The text of that Caution is being reiterated below to remind U.S. citizens of the continuing threat that they may be targets of terrorist actions and to alert them to the raising of the Homeland Security threat level from Yellow (Elevated) to Orange (High). This Worldwide Caution expires on June 21, 2004. The U.S. Government remains deeply concerned about the security of U.S. citizens overseas. U.S. citizens are cautioned to...
  • U.S. Moves Consulate in Turkish City

    12/08/2003 1:05:45 PM PST · by TexKat · 160+ views
    AP ^ | 12/08/03
    ISTANBUL, Turkey - The United States on Monday moved its consulate in the southern Turkish city of Adana to a more secure building across town amid, a U.S. official said, citing security concerns. In June, a Turkish assailant tossed two bombs into the garden of the consulate, causing minor damage but no injuries. A U.S. official in Ankara said the consulate has been moved to "a more secure location" several miles away. The move had been planned for some time, the official added. The consulate move follows a string of suicide attacks last month in Istanbul that killed 61 people....
  • New US consulate site in Jerusalem approved by city

    04/03/2003 1:37:07 PM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 452+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 3, 2003 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A United States plan to move its Jerusalem consular offices from the east side of the city to the south-western Jerusalem neighbourhood of Arnona gathered steam this week with both the city's and the interior ministry's planning and construction committees unanimously approving the new planned site, the municipality said Thursday. The decision to move the consulate from its current location in east Jerusalem to the quiet residential neighbourhood in west Jerusalem was made based on security concerns, US officials said in August, when news of the future move was first announced. The consulate's current site, located just off the city's...
  • September 11 suspect planned to bomb US consulate in Germany

    11/02/2002 11:29:16 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 241+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 2 2002 | AFP
    BERLIN: A German-born Syrian suspected of involvement in the September 11 attacks and currently detained in Syria, has admitted he had planned to bomb the US consulate in Hamburg in 1998, a German news report said on Saturday. Mohammed Haydar Zammar admitted during interrogation that he had kept a watch on the consulate in the north German city, but abandoned the plan because of the tight security measures in place there, the magazine Der Spiegel said in its edition to be published on Monday. The magazine, which did not cite its source for the report, did not indicate the circumstances...
  • Pakistan: Jail trial of sensitive cases notified (suspects involved in US Consulate bombing)

    08/16/2002 4:29:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Dawn ^ | Augustus 16 2002 | Tahir Siddiqui
    KARACHI, Aug 15: The Sindh government has notified the jail trial of all cases against several workers of Harkatul Mujahideen Al-Aalmi and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi for their alleged involvement in terrorist activities. Three activists of Harkatul Mujahideen Al-Aalmi are allegedly involved in car bomb attack on the US Consulate and an abortive attempt to blow up President Musharraf's motorcade while four of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi men are allegedly involved in sectarian murders. Sources told Dawn on Thursday that the provincial home authorities issued on Tuesday as many as seven notifications for the sitting of anti-terrorism courts on the premises of the Central Prison, Karachi,...