Quantcast
Home » Topics » state department spokesman (Page 2)

Obama heckled at fundraiser by Bradley Manning supporters

WASHINGTON – Ten supporters of accused whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning paid at least $5,000 to attend a fundraiser with President Barack Obama Thursday and interrupted his speech with a song protesting soldier’s treatment. Obama was speaking at a San Francisco hotel to a room of about 200 donors — some…

Libyan opposition leader to meet US officials

WASHINGTON — US officials and lawmakers will pursue efforts to better understand the Libyan opposition when they host talks here later this week with one of its leaders, the State Department said Wednesday. Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg, defense department officials and members of Congress will meet Mahmud Jibril,…

American being held in North Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US State Department said Tuesday that an American is being held in North Korea and called for the person’s release on humanitarian grounds. Swedish officials, who represent the United States in the absence of diplomatic ties between Pyongyang and Washington, “have been able to visit” the…

Three Americans arrested in Syria

WASHINGTON – Three Americans have been arrested in Damascus in recent days, and two are still being held, the US State Department said Tuesday, amid two weeks of unprecedented dissent in Syria. “We can confirm the recent arrest of three American citizens in Damascus and one of whom has subsequently…

Ex-State Department spokesman has ‘no regrets’ for defending Manning

The former U.S. State Department spokesman who criticized the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning may have lost his job, but he’s not backing down. Manning is the Army private accused of handing over secret U.S. State Department cables to WikiLeaks. “I thought the treatment of Bradley Manning was undermining what…

Obama takes ‘unprecedented’ aim at leakers

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Elected on a promise of a more transparent government, President Barack Obama has taken “unprecedented” aim at leakers who divulge classified information to journalists, critics say. “We’ve seen the current president bringing five prosecutions so far… against people for whistleblowing, for leaks of classified information,” said Daniel…

US hails ‘positive steps’ by Bahrain monarchy

WASHINGTON – The United States welcomed peacemaking moves by Bahrain’s monarchy Tuesday, as tens of thousands of protesters descended on the heart of the capital Manama in a massive anti-regime rally. The US State Department said it commended steps taken by King Hamad and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad in…

Argentina claims it seized weapons, drugs onboard US Air Force cargo plane

This report was originally filed Feb. 15, 2011, but has been republished today due to a general lack of US media coverage Argentina and the United States are engaged in a diplomatic spat after Buenos Aires authorities seized what they say are undeclared weapons and drugs on a US military…

US wants women on Egypt’s constitutional committee

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States voiced regret Saturday at the absence of women on a committee tasked with proposing amendments to Egypt’s constitution despite their participation in protests that ousted Hosni Mubarak. “Women in #Egypt protested for change. It is a concern that women are excluded from the constitutional…

Clashes in Algeria as opposition plans new protest

ALGIERS – Hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with police in the eastern Algerian city of Annaba on Sunday, as the opposition announced another major anti-government rally next weekend. Washington meanwhile called on Algeria’s security forces to show restraint, a day after nationwide protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika that reportedly led…

Page 2 of 3123
Google+