Victoria Nuland

Talk show host Jon Stewart (AP Photo)

US deletes Cairo embassy Tweet on Jon Stewart

(AP) — Oh, the perils of digital diplomacy! The U.S. Embassy in Cairo temporarily shut down its Twitter feed on Wednesday and deleted a tweet linking to a video of “The Daily Show,” in which host Jon Stewart mocked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

04/03/2013

Senkaku Islands

US believes Japan on China radar incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it believes its ally Japan’s allegation that China activated its weapons-guiding radar last month in an escalation of tensions between the two Asian powers in the East China Sea.

02/11/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

State Dept. says 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as other Americans are still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff.

01/18/2013

Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary of the US

US confirms Americans taken after Algeria attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. “will take all necessary and proper steps” to deal with an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria that has resulted in Americans and other foreigners taken hostage.

01/16/2013