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Lebanese police officers block the scene of a massive bomb attack that tore through the motorcade of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon Monday.
WASHINGTON - The United States has recalled its ambassador to Syria amid rising tensions over the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri of Lebanon.
The Peruvian government believes it has a diplomatic solution to a spirited problem.
President Bush has nominated another Arizonan to be a U.S. ambassador, as Paradise Valley resident Barbara Barrett has been nominated to represent our country in Finland.
The former chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, Bob Fannin, has been named by President Bush to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Teachers from Mesa and Higley unified school districts have been named Arizona Educational Foundation 2013 Ambassadors for Excellence. Lindsey Connor, a seventh-grade mathematics teacher at Gilbert’s San Tan Elementary School in the Higley Unified School District and Nancie Lindblom, an American history and government teacher at Mesa’s Skyline High School, are two of the five ambassadors vying for the “Teacher of the Year” title that will be announced Nov. 14.
A retired U.S. Foreign Service employee who traveled to 92 countries, Allan J. Freidbauer is now a Scottsdale resident and an ambassador for downtown.
WASHINGTON - President Bush sidestepped the Senate and installed embattled nominee John Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations on Monday, ending a five-month impasse with Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology.
WASHINGTON - President Bush named John Negroponte, the United States' top diplomat at the United Nations, as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Monday and asserted that Iraq "will be free and democratic and peaceful."
BAGHDAD - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Saturday that al-Qaida's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for his moves to rein in Shiite and Sunni militant groups.
President Bush nominated Paradise Valley attorney and education advocate Barbara McConnell Barrett to be U.S. ambassador to Finland on Thursday.
Traveling around the world for the past 30 years hasn't caused Ambassador Kathleen Stephens to forget her life growing up in Scottsdale.
CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden issued new threats in an audiotape broadcast on Arab television Sunday and accused the United States and Europe of supporting a "Zionist" war on Islam by cutting off funds to the Hamas-led Palestinian government.
The Russian invasion of Georgia took place just before the 40th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
GENEVA - The United States should shut down the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay and either release the detainees or put them on trial, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS - The United States and its allies asked the U.N. Security Council on Friday to approve a resolution lifting sanctions on Iraq and giving the coalition control over the country's oil revenue following the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
BAGHDAD - The U.S. and Iranian ambassadors to Iraq sat down Tuesday for a second round of groundbreaking of talks on stabilizing Iraq, a session marred by a tense exchange over American allegations that Iran is fueling the violence.
ATHENS, Greece - The U.S. Embassy in Athens came under fire early Friday from a rocket that exploded inside the modern glass-front building but caused no casualties in an attack police suspect was the work of Greek leftists.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico extradited four major drug traffickers to the U.S. on Friday, a sign that the nation's new president will deliver on his promise for more cooperation in fighting cross-border crime.
BAGHDAD - The departing U.S. ambassador said on Monday that he believes Iraq is heading in the right direction but cautioned that Iraqi leaders must understand that U.S. voters are increasingly impatient with the war.
GENEVA - A senior U.S. official rejected calls on Thursday for a U.N. body to take over control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet, reiterating U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium's principal overseer.
UNITED NATIONS - The United States and Britain sought U.N. backing for their post-occupation plans for Iraq, proposing a new resolution Monday that would endorse the June 30 handover of power and authorize a U.S.-led multinational force to keep the peace.
WASHINGTON - The United States is encouraging Israel to hold "serious talks" with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an alternative to the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority.
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - Smiling broadly, journalist Jill Carroll arrived Saturday under U.S. military protection in Germany, the first stop on her return to the United States from Iraq where she was kidnapped and spent 82 days in captivity.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates fired the commander of the Afghanistan war Monday, saying the Obama administration needed "fresh thinking" to turn around the war against a resurgent Taliban.