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US diplomatic missions

Libya security row rocks Obama campaign

The lethal attack on the US diplomatic mission in Libya last month has caused an unexpected casualty.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 4:03am

US diplomatic security unit under scrutiny after Libya attack

The attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi on September 11 has sharpened congressional scrutiny of a State Department office that protects diplomats in the world’s most dangerous corners, as lawmakers ask whether it fatally misjudged the dangers of post-revolution Libya.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:13pm

Talking points

Taiwan's jailed ex-president back to hospital

21 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

United States recalls embassy staff from Tunisia, Sudan

Washington ordered all non-essential staff to leave Tunisia and Sudan after its embassies were stormed by Muslims protesting against an anti-Islamic film and as al-Qaeda called for more attacks on US targets.

US officials have already deployed counter-terrorism Marine Corps units to Libya and Yemen and stationed two destroyers off the North African coast.

17 Sep 2012 - 4:55am