State Department

STATE DEPT. ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING FOR ISRAEL, GAZA AND WEST BANK

East County News Service

December 30, 2015 (Washington D.C.) — The U .S. State Department has issued a travel warning for Israel, Gaza and the West Bank due to heightened political tensions and violence that has resulted in injuries and deaths of U.S. citizens. 

 

BOEHNER SEEKS CONGRESSONAL PROBE OF CLINTON EMAILS

 

East County News Service

March 16, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Speaker John Boehner plans to launch a Congressional investigation into the controversies surrounding former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s e-mails, ABC news reports.

MARINE VETERAN RELEASED FROM MEXICAN JAIL

 

East County News Service

November 6, 2014 (San Diego) – Veteran Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexican prison, the State Department has announced.  Tahmooressi was arrested and imprisoned for driving across the international border with three guns in his vehicle, which is illegal under Mexican law. He reportedly suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome and was not able to obtain treatment while imprisoned for over 200 days.

SAN DIEGANS TO HOLD VIGIL MONDAY FEB. 3 URGING OBAMA TO DENY KEYSTONE PIPELINE PERMIT FOLLOWING NEW STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT

 

Photo: 2013 rally in San Diego

By Miriam Raftery

February 1, 2014 (San Diego) – A final environmental impact statement released this week by the U.S. State Department on impacts of the Keystone XL Pipeline has alarmed  environmentalists, who are organizing rallies nationwide on Monday, February 3.  A candlelight vigil urging President Barack Obama to deny a permit for the controversial pipeline to pump tar sands oil across America will be held Monday night at 6 p.m. in front of the federal building at 880 Front Street in downtown San Diego.

STATE DEPT. ISSUES TRAVEL ALERT FOR MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA DUE TO POSSIBLE AL QAIDA ATTACKS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 4, 2013 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert warning U.S. citizens about the potential for terrorist attacks in the region during August in the Middle East and North Africa.  The alert comes on the heels of prisoner break-outs in several countries believed to be tied to Al Qaida. 

In addition, Interpol has issued a global traveler’s alert due to terrorism concerns.