President Obama sworn in with his hand on a bible in Jan. 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador Takes Oath of Office on Kindle

New American ambassador Suze LeVine placed her hand on a Kindle Touch displaying the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitiution


Sen. Ted Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the Iranian student group that held  52 Americans hostage for 444 days. (Getty Images)

Cruz: Iran Taps Hostage Taker For U.N. Ambassador

Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.


Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Korean Ambassador Meets Virginia Politicians

RICHMOND, Va. — A debate between Japan and South Korea over what to call the body of water that separates the two countries is being played out in the Virginia Capitol. The South Korean ambassador […]


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Caroline Kennedy Nominated As Ambassador to Japan

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country.


Ambassador Patrick Kennedy (L), Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of State, testifies on Capitol Hill on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee focused on the security situation in Benghazi leading up to the September 11 attack that resulted in the assassination of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

3 Resign After Release Of Benghazi Report

An administration official says the chief of the State Department’s security service, one of his deputies and an official from the agency’s Middle East bureau have resigned after a damning report that found systematic management failures responsible for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.


Killed ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens' family does not support CNN's usage of the slain man's diary. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CNN’s Use Of Slain Ambassador’s Diary Angers US State Department

A U.S. State Department spokesman says CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family.


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech at the podium of the Friday prayer in Tehran University during the "Quds Day" rally, an anti-Israeli demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians in Tehran on Aug. 17, 2012. (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Ambassador To Israel Warns US Will Go To War With Iran In 2013

The former ambassador to Israel warns that the United States could go to war with Iran as early as next year.