Victoria Nuland
  • ebanese soldiers drive by a portrait of assassinated official Wissam al-Hassan during a patrol in the Corniche al-Mazraa neighbourhood of the capital Beirut, on October 22, 2012.

    Hezbollah has a prominent role in the current regime, but some are calling for the president to shake things up after last week's deadly bombing in Beirut.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EST
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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. citizens against any travel to the two countries due to security concerns over rising anti-American violence.

    "Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens," said department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 9:30 PM EST
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  • Agency's ordered departure comes amid a broader crackdown on the heels of massive anti-government protests.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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