Reporters from Spanish-language media peppered a State Department spokesman with questions Thursday on sanctions in Syria, Iran's influence in Latin America and Colombia's decision not to invite Cuba to an upcoming regional summit.
Twenty-two Carnival Cruise Lines passengers were robbed of valuables and their passports during a shore excursion in the Mexico seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, cruise officials said late Saturday.
Americans should avoid all but essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, the U.S. State Department warns as violence has spread.
The State Department said Thursday it has not received the official document from an Egyptian magistrate laying out charges against the staff of U.S. and international democracy-building groups.
The eleventh-hour agreement by Congress to extend the payroll tax cut is a victory for American consumers.
TransCanada says it is willing to reroute the proposed Keystone oil sands pipeline within Nebraska in view of environmental concerns.
The State Department is considering a variety of options on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, including an alternative route or even not granting permission for the pipeline to be built.
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The State Department came under fire on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for plans to bring in thousands of private contractors to protect diplomats once American troops withdraw from Iraq at the end of the year.
The State Department said Monday that e-mails it was required to release under a Freedom of Information Act request on a controversial pipeline proposal show only one side of the story and pledged to keep the approval process "transparent."
The heated discussion over whether to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico is almost over.
Fresh concerns that thousands of highly portable anti-aircraft missiles may be missing in Libya are prompting a new call to protect American jetliners from attack.
Hundreds of supporters of the Iranian resistance group Mujahedin-e Khalq rallied in front of the U.S. State Department in Washington Friday, demanding the United States remove the group from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.
As riots sweep several British cities, the U.S. State Department is cautioning Americans in the U.K. to avoid areas of civil unrest, monitor local media reports and not engage in any debates that might turn violent.
A Ugandan youth baseball team that would have been the first from Africa to play in the Little League World Series was denied visas over players' age discrepancies, the U.S. State Department said.
The State Department is warning Americans that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Backers of an Iranian opposition group rallied outside the U.S. State Department on Friday demanding it be removed quickly from the U.S. list of terrorist organizations, pointing to a court ruling issued a year ago that found its rights had been violated.
Alison Kosik briefs us on the latest passport protocol in this "On The Go."
The OSCE coordinator for combatting human trafficking outlines challenges and successes in the modern slavery fight.
Human trafficking is flourishing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran, with little effort by the countries' governments to combat it, the U.S. State Department said Monday.
The U.S. State Department on Friday ramped up its warnings urging Americans not to join other activists in a flotilla, expected to sail soon, aimed at challenging Israel's maritime blockage of the Gaza strip.
The State Department came under sharp criticism Monday over how it hires and monitors thousands of private contractors.
The United States has added Caucasus Emirate, a Chechen group based in North Caucasus, to its list of terrorist groups, and authorized an award of up to $5 million for information leading to the location of its leader, the State Department announced Thursday.
Tens of thousands of would-be immigrants to America are sure to be disappointed after a computer glitch prompted the State Department to invalidate results of the most recent green card visa lottery.
The State Department Thursday condemned a proposed bill in the Ugandan parliament that could make engaging in homosexual acts a capital offense punishable by death. The bill may be debated Friday by the Ugandan parliament.
The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has resumed normal operations and the State Department is lifting the "ordered departure" status for its non-emergency staff there, according to a travel alert issued Thursday.
The U.S. ambassador to Malta has submitted his resignation, just over a week after he was called out in a State Department report for allegedly devoting time to writing about religion at the expense of his official duties.
The State Department is issuing passports to people who collectively owe billions of dollars in back taxes -- and can't do anything about it, according to a Congressional watchdog agency.
If you are an American traveling abroad during the government shutdown and you need help from the local U.S. Embassy for an emergency, you'll still get it.
The latest assessment of human rights by the United States is critical of the records of Middle Eastern governments, including those of allies like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and adds that it will take "years" before the impact of the wave of unrest across the region is understood.
The Libyan government -- which has denied access to its country as security forces brutally crack down on opponents -- says it will regard foreign journalists who have crossed its borders as "terrorist collaborators," the U.S. State Department said in a statement Thursday.
The State Department took a more critical stance Monday on negotiations that Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman is holding with members of the opposition.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty about American citizens evacuating Egypt.
With a rapidly deteriorating situation on the streets of Cairo, the U.S. State Department is urging Americans who want help getting out of Egypt to "take advantage of U.S. government charter flights while they are available."
An American teacher in Egypt says he has no plans to leave despite the protests.
American citizens who want to leave Egypt on a U.S. government flight should report to the airport as soon as the nightly curfew ends, according to official Twitter messages from the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.
As Egypt's president for the last 30 years announced he won't stand for re-election and hundreds of thousands of Egyptians filled streets and squares to demand his resignation, countries around the world scrambled to get their citizens out of the north African nation.
The U.S. State Department is trying to get thousands of Americans out of Egypt as protests there continue.
Hundreds of evacuees streamed out of Egypt aboard aircraft Monday, seeking to escape the continued unrest across the country.
The State Department says it has helped relocate a number of people in other countries who, it says, could be in danger because their names have appeared in diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks.
The United States lodged a "strong protest" with Vietnamese authorities after its diplomat was manhandled by police, the State Department said.
Citing a continued improvement in the security climate in Saudi Arabia, the United States has authorized the return of all family members to U.S. diplomatic outposts in the oil-rich monarchy.
A senior State Department official conceded Wednesday that, "This was a rough week for American diplomacy."
The threat of publication of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables by a muckraker website has prompted a massive review of documents at U.S. embassies around the world, a U.S. official says.
Diplomatic cables expected to be released soon by WikiLeaks could contain highly sensitive information that reveals U.S. negotiating positions, secret intelligence and other confidential matters, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia told CNN.
Google Maps has retraced the border between two Central American countries after a territory dispute developed.
The United States issued a general travel alert for Americans in Europe on Sunday amid concerns that al Qaeda or related groups plan attacks similar to the 2008 massacre in the Indian city of Mumbai.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued a travel alert, cautioning Americans of "the potential for anti-U.S. demonstrations in many countries" over plans by a pastor of a small church in Gainesville, Florida, to burn Qurans on Saturday.
The State Department learned Friday that the imam behind the controversial Park51 Islamic community center project has not returned home after a State Department-sponsored tour in the Middle East.
Recent attacks raise major concerns about long-term stability in Iraq. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Inside an Afghan drug treatment center, CNN's Jill Dougherty meets women and children battling addiction.
The 18 women sit cross-legged on metal beds, wearing long, loose dresses and nightgowns, their heads completely covered with shawls. They do not want us to see them. Some of them are holding babies in their laps.
The State Department on Tuesday issued a travel warning for Russia because of wildfires and hot weather in the Moscow region and surrounding areas.
The U.S. State Department has renewed a travel warning for Mexico due to drug-related violence, particularly in the northern border areas.
The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team and Washington are at an impasse over passports. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
Thousands of registered sex offenders have received U.S. passports, including at least 30 federal employees, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by CNN.
Report finds over 4,000 instances of passports issued to registered sex offenders. CNN's Abbie Boudreau reports.
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The parents of Rachel Corrie, an American killed by Israeli forces seven years ago, visited the State Department Wednesday as they continue to seek justice in their daughter's death.
The State Department said Monday that 17 foreign countries and four international bodies have offered equipment, expertise and other assistance to respond to the Gulf oil disaster.
The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday a new policy that no longer requires passport applicants seeking a gender change to have undergone sexual reassignment surgery.
Officials at the State Department and diplomats at U.S. Embassies around the world are biting their nails as they await an investigation into claims by an Army intelligence analyst that he downloaded 260,000 classified State Department diplomatic cables and gave them to the whistleblower site Wikileaks.
Lorenzo New spent 15 years working in the mortgage industry, his last stint at a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers. By 2007 the business was changing, "and my blood pressure was through the roof," he says.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday extended a travel warning that had been issued for Mexico because of the region's high level of drug and gang violence.
The State Department has refused to provide details of which countries have offered assistance with the oil spill off the Louisiana coast.
Haiti's top prosecutor on Friday denied reports that charges have been dropped against nine of the 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping children after a devastating earthquake hit the nation in January.
The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.
Earthquakes. Rogue waves. Tsunamis. Flooding. Landslides. From Machu Picchu, Peru, to Madeira, Portugal, travelers have been socked with one natural disaster after another in recent weeks.
The devastating earthquakes in Chile and Haiti are poignant reminders that we need to take precautions before traveling abroad. Here are top tips on how to keep safe when visiting a different country.
The United States will work with the Haitian government and with international and private aid groups to protect Haitian children who might be at risk because they were orphaned or separated from their parents by the earthquake, the State Department said Thursday.
It is one of several unconnected dots -- the State Department failed to determine that Christmas bombing suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab had a U.S. visa until after he nearly set off explosives on a U.S.-bound airplane.
The State Department on Thursday is directing its embassies around the world to include information on whether a person has a U.S. visa when they send special cables to Washington containing information on potentially suspect individuals, CNN has learned.
CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at how a terror suspect was able to hold onto his visa despite warnings to agencies.
An American citizen has been detained in Cuba for the past week, the U.S. State Department said Saturday.
The global financial crisis has increased the worldwide trade in trafficked persons, says a State Department report released in June.
The State Department's Inspector General's Office is criticizing both a private contractor and U.S. government officials for "considerable construction deficiencies" in the new U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
Youth exchange programs receiving U.S. State Department grants are suffering from insufficient oversight and attention from the federal government, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday.
A videotape on a Russian Web site allegedly showing a State Department employee having sex with a prostitute is a "smear campaign" meant to discredit the man, a State Department spokesman said Thursday.
A member of Congress Friday called on the State Department to stop doing business with Xe, the North Carolina-based security company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.
CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at how the U.S. State Department is using hip hop's global appeal as a diplomatic tool.
The State Department said Thursday it is setting up a free telephone number that foreign exchange students can use to report problems such as those recounted in a recent CNN report.
Foreign exchange students face abuse in U.S., Drew Griffin reports. State Department admits it failed.
They came from around the world hoping to spend a high school year immersed in the culture and joys of America.
As CNN's Drew Griffin explains, some foreign exchange students face abuse in the U.S.
The global financial crisis has increased the worldwide trade in trafficked persons, says a State Department report released Tuesday.
The State Department failed to seek $55 million in penalties from the American security firm once known as Blackwater for not properly complying with its security contract for protecting diplomatic personnel in Iraq, an audit shows.
Some of the world's top minds came together recently to encourage a crowd of nongovernmental organizations, government and diplomatic groups to think globally in terms of economic, political and environmental policies.
A 72-year-old former State Department employee and his 71-year-old wife have been arrested and charged with illegally aiding the government of Cuba for nearly 30 years, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she has ordered a review of security and vetting procedures that let a State Department employee suspected of spying for Cuba slip through the cracks.
Cuba has agreed to resume talks with the United States over migration and mail service between the two countries, two senior State Department officials said.
The U.S. State Department wants to extend the same benefits to partners of gay and lesbian American diplomats as their heterosexual counterparts enjoy, according to a notice that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to send out to employees.
The State Department has revised a report that erroneously pegged the salaries of some non-Americans working abroad at U.S. embassies and other places at less than $1 per day.
The troubled Blackwater era ends in Iraq on Thursday as another firm takes over the once-dominant company's security services contract in Baghdad.
Herndon, Virginia-based Triple Canopy has been awarded the security services contract in Baghdad, a State Department source told CNN Tuesday.
Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm, announced Monday he has resigned as head of the company, recently renamed Xe.
The State Department called on Iran on Friday to pony up any information it has on a former FBI agent who vanished there last year.
The Chinese government increased its harassment of religious minorities before the Olympic Games, according to a U.S. State Department report released Friday.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday recommended that all non-emergency staff and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen leave the country after an attack on the building that killed 11 people, including one American.
Video from Yemen TV shows burnt cars and blood on the ground following an attack on the U.S. Embassy.