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US Military Evacuates Embassy Personnel From Yemen

By Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 6
The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

State Dept: Posts in 19 Cities to Remain Closed

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Aug 5
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 200

State Department Report Notes Anti-LGBT Violence in Uganda, Honduras

By Michael K. Lavers | Apr 8
The State Department’s annual Human Rights Report documents pervasive anti-LGBT discrimination, harassment and even violence in Uganda, Honduras and other countries around the world.

Life Only Gets Worse for LGBT Iraqis

By Seth Michael Donsky | Jun 2
Human rights groups allege that death squads have made life hell for LGBT Iraqis. In the first of a two-part series, EDGE looks at both sides of one of the most pressing issues of our time.

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