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Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1

Nighttime rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad injured 1A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured at least one embassy personnel member, staffers there said Monday. Violence between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters also continued to seethe overnight, with one protester shot dead in a violent crackdown in the country’s south. Unrest was also ongoing in the capital Baghdad with fresh clashes near the central Khilani Square.



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Bolivia says Spain 'tried to extract' wanted aide from Mexico embassy

Bolivia says Spain 'tried to extract' wanted aide from Mexico embassyBolivia on Saturday accused Spain of an abortive attempt to extract a wanted former government aide from Mexico’s embassy in La Paz, prompting a sharp denial from Madrid. It was the latest twist in a murky incident Friday involving embassy personnel in the Bolivian capital that has sparked a bitter diplomatic spat. Several hours later, Bolivia’s top diplomat accused Spanish embassy staff of trying to infiltrate the Mexican mission with a group of masked men in what it said was a violation of Bolivian sovereignty.



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Switzerland slams embassy employee's Sri Lanka detention

Switzerland slams embassy employee's Sri Lanka detentionThe Swiss foreign ministry has criticized a lack of due process in the detention of a Swiss Embassy employee in Sri Lanka who said she was abducted, sexually assaulted and threatened by captors who demanded that she disclose embassy-related information. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it has criticized a 30-hour interrogation by police of the employee, Gania Banister Francis, over three days despite her being in poor health. A Sri Lankan court on Monday ordered Francis’ detention pending charges of allegedly making statements causing disaffection toward the government and fabricating evidence.



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Sri Lanka arrests Swiss Embassy worker who claimed abduction

Sri Lanka arrests Swiss Embassy worker who claimed abductionSri Lankan police on Monday arrested a Swiss Embassy employee who has said she was abducted, held for hours, sexually assualted and threatened by captors who demanded that she disclose embassy-related information. Gania Banister Francis, a local embassy employee, made statements that could justify a criminal charge of disaffection toward the government and also fabricated evidence in her abduction claim, Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department told police. The Swiss foreign ministry has called the alleged Nov. 25 abduction of Francis a “very serious and unacceptable attack” and summoned Sri Lanka’s ambassador to demand an investigation.



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Sri Lankan court blocks Swiss Embassy worker from leaving

Sri Lankan court blocks Swiss Embassy worker from leavingA Sri Lankan court on Tuesday blocked a Swiss Embassy employee from leaving the country until she gives a statement to police about allegations that she was abducted and threatened in order to disclose embassy information. Colombo’s chief magistrate issued an order at the request of police preventing the woman from leaving until Dec. 9 and requiring that she give a statement before that date. The Swiss foreign ministry called the Nov. 25 incident a “very serious and unacceptable attack.” The Sri Lankan government said evidence collected by its investigators did not support the sequence of events given by the embassy, and said the employee needs to be interviewed by police.



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Iran announces nuke deal violations 40 years after U.S. Embassy takeover, hostage crisis

Iran announces nuke deal violations 40 years after U.S. Embassy takeover, hostage crisisThe announcement of new nuclear deal violations comes as Iran marks the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover and ensuing hostage crisis.



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Iran unveils new anti-US murals at former embassy

Iran unveils new anti-US murals at former embassyIran on Saturday unveiled new anti-American murals on the walls of the former US embassy as Tehran prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the storming of what it labels the “den of spies”. The new murals — mainly painted in white, red and blue, the colours of the US flag — were unveiled by Major General Hossein Salami, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, at the former mission turned museum. A third showed the American Global Hawk drone that was shot down by Iran in June over the Strait of Hormuz, with bats flying out of it.



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Iran unveils new anti-US murals at former embassy

Iran unveils new anti-US murals at former embassyIran on Saturday unveiled new anti-American murals on the walls of the former US embassy as Tehran prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the storming of what it labels the “den of spies”. The new murals — mainly painted in white, red and blue, the colours of the US flag — were unveiled by Major General Hossein Salami, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, at the former mission turned museum. A third showed the American Global Hawk drone that was shot down by Iran in June over the Strait of Hormuz, with bats flying out of it.



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BREAKING: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Attacked on 9/11 Anniversary

BREAKING: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Attacked on 9/11 AnniversaryOn America's darkest day…



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Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversaryA rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries. A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be heard. It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America’s longest war.



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