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State Department Shuts Down Email After Hacking Discovered

The State Department's unclassified email system is shut down because someone hacked into it.

A Department official says the system is offline after "activity of concern" was detected recently.

The official says no classified systems were compromised

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(Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

General Cites Progress Against ISIS

Retired General John Allen is citing progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Allen is President Obama's special diplomatic envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

In a briefing at the State Department, Allen said all members of the coalition have different and vital roles to play

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Officials Working To Authenticate Latest ISIS Beheading Video

The State Department is working to authenticate a video released today that reportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS militants.

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki's comments came at the start of a briefing today in Washington

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Security Bolstered At US Embassy In Baghdad

Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was bolstered and some staff members were being moved out of Iraq’s capital city as it was threatened by the advance of an al-Qaida inspired insurgency, a State Department spokeswoman said Sunday

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U.S. Citizen Held In North Korea

The State Department is confirming that a U.S. citizen has been detained in North Korea.

It's the third American currently held by the authoritarian nation.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is citing privacy reasons in providing no further details

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Travel Alert Issued For Sochi Olympics

Americans planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, should be vigilant about their security due to potential terrorist threats, crime and uncertain medical care, the State Department advised Friday

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State Department “Quietly” Offering Rewards For Benghazi Info

 

The State Department says it has been quietly offering rewards since January of up to $10 million for information about the attack last year on US diplomatic post in Libya.
 
    In a letter sent to Congress Friday, the department says the rewards were not advertised on its website or posters or matchbooks as is usually done. Tha

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Iran Looks To Resume Flights To U.S.

Iran is looking at the possibility of resuming direct flights between Tehran and the U.S. for the first time in more than three decades. 

Iranian media says the issue is being discussed to resolve transportation problems of Iranians residing in the U

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