Photograph of a cake shaped like the White House together with sparklers burning and the US and British flags, as tweeted by the the British embassy in Washington.

The incident was not as incendiary as the original but the decision by British diplomats in Washington to mark the 200th anniversary of the torchin(...)

Smoke rises over the airport road area after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters

The US evacuated its embassy in Libya today, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes (...)

Smoke rises from a bus station hit by what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, as garbage fills the street in Jisr al-Hajj in Aleppo today. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

A report on the torture and killing of thousands of detainees in Syria are horrific and suggest systematic violations by the government of Syrian Pre(...)

Indian police remove barricades that had been erected as a safety measure outside the main entrance of the US embassy. Photograph: AP Photo

India yesterday launched a series of reprisals against the United States over the recent arrest and strip-search of one of its diplomats in New York.I(...)

A protester holds a placard calling for Germany to give political asylum to the fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, outside the seat of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin last month. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
NSA officials consider Snowden amnesty
  • US
  • December 16, 2013, 16:04

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the (...)

Ake Sellstrom (C), the head of a U.N. chemical weapons investigation team, stands outside Yousef al-Azma military hospital in Damascus. Photograph: Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri

As the United States readies itself for a military strike against Syria’s Assad regime that is becoming more inevitable by the day, the Obama administ(...)

Pedestrians walk past the US embassy in Tel Aviv today. US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US state department said. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters.

The United States issued a global travel alert today, citing an al-Qaeda threat that also caused the state department to close its embassies on Sund(...)