Posts tagged ‘Embassy’

15 December 2012

Iraqi Man Arrested in Romania, Suspected of Planning to Kill US and UK Diplomats


The 38 years old Khazar Karim Friad was detained by law enforcers on December the 13th, near the British Embassy in Bucharest. The Iraqi was in possession of a 7 inch knife and was plotting to physically injure and even to cause the death of several Western diplomats, it has been revealed in a press release from the Romanian Anti-terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT). The targets were US and British diplomatic representatives posted to Romania, say the prosecutors. Investigators claim that the suspect is a follower of Saddam Hussein’s doctrine and thus was planning to avenge the military actions taken by Western powers on his country’s soil.

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3 February 2011

Egyptians Protest In Bucharest Against Mubarak

Egyptian protesters outside their embassy in Bucharest (photo: Agerpres)

20 Egyptians who live in Romania protested on Thursday afternoon outside their embassy in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. They rallied in support of their co-nationals in Cairo and of the “revolution for democracy”, according to Agerpres. They waved signs and shouted slogans against president Hosni Mubarak, asking him to step down from power.

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20 October 2010

Outrage at US Embassy Cartoon in Romania

An attempt to stop the Visa Lottery frauds has backfired for the US Embassy in Romania. It was not the idea, but the way it was performed. The diplomats posted an animated film on Facebook, one that was supposed to explain to Romanians how the lottery system works and how to avoid being scammed.

The animation, unfortunately, was made out in a language suitable for 5 years olds – not for adults. Using fables with characters like the “Bear”, the “Vixen” and the “Fisherman”, in terms even primary school children would describe as basic, the animation explains to Romanians how to apply without the risk of losing money and time.

Many Romanians are outraged at the language used and think the US Embassy has insulted the nation.

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