Ethiopia declares emergency over Tigray ‘rebels’ advancing towards capital, as US ‘strongly’ urges its citizens to leave country

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency as forces of the northern Tigray region continued to gain ground. The deteriorating situation prompted the US to urge its citizens to leave, and to restrict embassy staff movement. … Read More >Ethiopia declares emergency over Tigray ‘rebels’ advancing towards capital, as US ‘strongly’ urges its citizens to leave country

American Marines told to leave Russia or face the law after elite embassy guards stagger out of Moscow bar with ‘stolen’ backpack

Three US Marines stationed at the country’s embassy in Moscow will be sent home to avoid criminal charges after allegedly making off with a punter’s rucksack at the end of a big night out in a bar, Russian officials have revealed. … Read More >American Marines told to leave Russia or face the law after elite embassy guards stagger out of Moscow bar with ‘stolen’ backpack

‘Bad idea’: Israeli FM condemns Biden’s plan to reopen US consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians

The reopening of the American consulate in Jerusalem mulled by US President Joe Biden is a “bad idea” that will send a wrong message to Palestinians and the international community, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has warned. … Read More >‘Bad idea’: Israeli FM condemns Biden’s plan to reopen US consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians

US embassy in Afghanistan urges Americans to avoid traveling to Kabul airport due to ‘specific, credible threat’

As the US evacuation effort in Afghanistan draws to a close, the US embassy in Kabul has warned of a “specific” and “credible” threat for the area around the airport, urging citizens to stay clear of the air hub. … Read More >US embassy in Afghanistan urges Americans to avoid traveling to Kabul airport due to ‘specific, credible threat’

‘Better to die with dignity, under Taliban’s bullet’: Afghan staff of US embassy reportedly feel betrayed after failed evacuation

Afghan staffers of the abandoned US embassy in Kabul are reportedly losing faith in American efforts to evacuate them, saying they feel betrayed and prefer to die “with dignity” than try again to get through a Taliban gauntlet. … Read More >‘Better to die with dignity, under Taliban’s bullet’: Afghan staff of US embassy reportedly feel betrayed after failed evacuation

‘First come, first serve’: Americans warned of limited flights out of Kabul, US embassy ‘cannot ensure safe passage’ to airport

Americans attempting to leave Afghanistan are getting some conflicting information from their embassy staff in Kabul: come to the airport but not until emailed to do so, flights are first-come-first-served, safety not guaranteed. … Read More >‘First come, first serve’: Americans warned of limited flights out of Kabul, US embassy ‘cannot ensure safe passage’ to airport