August 2, 2013 The State Department said it was concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens and interests by al-Qaida.
August 2, 2013 Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."
August 1, 2013 The State Department said it made the decision "'out of an abundance of caution." It said that there is the potential that the closures could extend.
July 9, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry's wife suffered "seizure-like symptoms" over the weekend. Doctors have ruled out heart attack, stroke, or a brain tumor, the State Department says. Heinz Kerry is 74.
June 10, 2013 According to the news organization, the State Department Inspector General's memo cites cites eight specific examples in which investigations of alleged illegal and inappropriate activity were unduly influenced by other parts of the department.
April 3, 2013 The embassy tweeted a link to Stewart's monologue mocking Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The tweet offended the Egyptians, so the embassy deleted its entire Twitter account. It then restored the feed without the offending tweet.
December 18, 2012 An independent panel said systematic management failures at the State Department led to inadequate security that left the diplomatic mission vulnerable. Despite those failures, the board found no cause for any disciplinary action.
December 10, 2012 The decision to add Jabhat al-Nusra to the list of foreign terrorist organizations is meant to marginalize extremists who are among the groups working to oust President Bashar Assad. A State Department spokeswoman said the group was an al-Qaida front.
September 24, 2012 In a back-and-forth about CNN's decision to report details from slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' journal, State spokesman Philippe Reines and reporter Michael Hastings let loose with some blue words.
March 28, 2011 In an interview with the BBC, Crowley said that the U.S. is not torturing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, but felt his treatment undermines U.S. credibility.
February 4, 2011 The ex-ambassador helped create a very unhappy atmosphere at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg. A State Department inspector general's report also cited financial irregularities at the embassy.
December 15, 2010 Reports that he said "you've got to stop this war in Afghanistan" didn't reflect the fact that he was joking with doctors, the State Department says. But they do reflect that he was "singularly focused" on his work.
August 27, 2010 The State Department has banned its personnel posted to Monterrey from bringing their children. The move came after a shooting at the American Foundation School in Monterrey last week.
August 5, 2010 Pakistan Official's Killing Underscores U.S. Terror Report