Badye and Hella Ladhari comfort each other outside of Embassy Tunis in the aftermath of the attack, September 2012. Photo by Lucia Piazza
By Ruben Harutunian An angry group of protesters assembled outside of Embassy Tunis, Sept. 14, 2012. Some of the protesters were violent—climbing over the embassy’s perimeter wall, burning embassy-owned motor pool vehicles, and attempting to set fire to the U.S. flag. In this environment, Badye Ladhari, a locally employed staff member...
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment “Iron Rangers,” 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, call in a medical evacuation during a situational training exercise in Cincu, Romania, Sept. 23. This training was part of multiple situational training exercises that U.S. soldiers...
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeff Knoll (right) welcomes a Timorese preschooler at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new preschool in Maubara, Timor-Leste, which was constructed by U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines in coordination with Embassy Dili. “There is no better indication of our commitment to our enduring friendship with...
Joseph Angemi (far right) provides a detailed description of some of the items on display at the exhibition’s opening ceremony. The ceremony was attended by members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Rabat, representatives of various U.S. armed forces, and national cultural actors, including Mehdi Qotbi, the president of the National Foundation of Museums (center). Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
By Joseph Angemi An exhibition titled, “Of Voice and Stone: 200 Years of History in the American Legation Building and Morocco,” officially opened, June 9, 2021, in celebration of the bicentennial of the American Legation building in Tangier. Today, the legation—which was the United States’ first diplomatic property overseas—serves as...
Retired Foreign Service Officer John Dickson's Ralph J. Bunche Speaker Series event was held virtually, Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of the Ralph J. Bunche Library
By Kristine Sasala “American diplomats need to do a better job learning about the history and culture of their host countries,” said retired Foreign Service Officer John Dickson during a presentation in the Ralph J. Bunche Library Speaker Series, Feb. 15.  Dickson’s discussion of his recent book, “History Shock: When History Collides...
From left: Students Anthony Carrie and Ellie Chester attend their graduation from American International School of Algiers at Embassy Algiers, June 2. Photo by Jessica Lilley
By Jessica Lilley This year marks a milestone for the American International School of Algiers (AISA) as the institution celebrates its first cadre of graduating middle schoolers. AISA’s success is a remarkable achievement and demonstrates how the American community in Algiers has thrived since the post became fully accompanied just four...
Ambassador Larry André Jr. (right center) provides closing remarks at the Somali National Weapons and Ammunition Management Coordination Meeting in Mogadishu, March 20. Photo courtesy of the Somali Office of National Security
By Oznur Alturk Embassy Mogadishu’s interagency participation in Somalia’s National Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) Coordination Meeting reiterated the U.S. government’s strong commitment to increasing security and assisting the Somali government with peacebuilding efforts to save lives. Effective weapons and ammunition management is an essential component of these efforts. Organized by...
Ambassador Mike Hammer visits Garamba National Park in Haut Uele to observe a USAID-supported dog training project to improve park management and protection of endangered species. With support from the Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, these extraordinary dogs are trained to help the courageous park...
The winning team from Dhaka University, top row from left: Rabeya Akter Ritu, Farhaan Uddin Ahmed, and Sal Sabil Chowdury; second row from left: Rakibul Islam Bhuiyan, Akhtar Imam, and Michael Peil; bottom row from left: Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury, Fatima-Tuz-Zohora, and Rakibul Islam Bhuiyan are seen virtually during the final match of the International Round of the fifth Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Feb. 13. Photo by Md. Luhanujjaman Basunia
By Michelle Prince  The Dhaka University Moot Court Society (DUMCS) team won the Bangladesh National Round of the fifth Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Jessup), moving on to the International Round, Feb. 13, with the other participating universities. U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller opened the inaugural ceremony in...
An all-female country team takes on the challenges of the Arctic in the Department of State’s northernmost post—the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, Greenland. The consulate reopened in 2020, reflecting a mutual desire to deepen the U.S.-Greenland-Denmark relationship and underscore the significance the United States places on the Arctic region...