Hundreds of students from a Burundi university shuttered by the government were seeking refuge outside the US embassy in the capital on Friday, amid unrest and escalating tensions ahead of the June 26 presidential vote.
US citizens are urged to take precautions in Saudia Arabaia and US consular services in the country have been canceled for Sunday and Monday due to heightened security concerns, the US Embassy in Riyadh said on Saturday.
Sierra Leone`s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana said he had requested asylum at the US embassy in Freetown after soldiers surrounded his residence on Saturday following his expulsion from the ruling party last week.
The US embassy in Haiti urged the Caribbean country`s politicians Sunday to find a solution to the political crisis that will soon see its parliament`s mandate end, leaving a perilous political vacuum.
China arrested on Friday a Korean American Christian aid worker who was being held near the country`s border with North Korea, signalling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region.
Dozens of activists burned a mock US flag as they protested at the US Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a US Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.