Government says no imminent danger to US interests

The South African government is monitoring a number of people linked to a reported threat to US interests, but was satisfied that no one faced any imminent danger, the security minister said.

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Strike shuts down Israeli embassies worldwide

strikeIsrael has closed its embassies around the world as about 1 200 foreign ministry employees declare a strike over low salaries.

The strike by Israeli diplomats has affected Israel’s 102 missions abroad.

Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, … Read the rest

US intelligence intercepts ‘point to big Al-Qaeda attack’

The unusual US decision to close its diplomatic missions en masse in the Middle East Sunday was prompted by intercepts of high-ranking Al-Qaeda operatives signaling a major attack, US lawmakers said Sunday.

Lawmakers briefed on the intelligence called the threat … Read the rest