Aug 2, 2013 — The State Department said it was concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens and interests by al-Qaida.
Aug 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."
Aug 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.
Jul 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.
Jun 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.
Apr 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.
Feb 26, 2013 — Beauty vs. security. Some say the two can exist in the same space when it comes to America's embassies.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Sep 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.