November 7th, 2014
09:08 PM ET

Longtime U.S. diplomat under federal counterintelligence probe

(CNN) - FBI agents searched the home of veteran diplomat and Pakistan expert Ambassador Robin Raphel in October as part of a counterintelligence investigation, three U.S. government officials told CNN.

As part of the investigation, Raphel's State Department office was searched and sealed, two of the officials said. It's unclear whether she is the target of the investigation, or what agents were searching for. The officials said it is an ongoing investigation and no charges have been filed.


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March 28th, 2013
02:11 PM ET

First dead pigs; now 1,000 ducks found dead in Chinese river

We start in China, where a thousand dead ducks have been found floating in a river in Sichuan province. This comes just a couple of weeks after 16,000 dead pigs were pulled out of a river near Shanghai.

David McKenzie is in Beijing. Erin Burnett asked him what killed these ducks. FULL POST

Filed under: China • International • News • OuterCircle • Pakistan
October 10th, 2012
09:12 PM ET

Sen. Rand Paul calls out Romney on Middle East, defense spending

At a major foreign policy speech in Virginia, Mitt Romney laid out an aggressive new position on Syria Monday, saying that as president, he would want to see that Syrian rebels "who share our values" are armed with the help of the United States.

Sen. Rand Paul calls for an end to U.S. aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan: "We are bankrupt"

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is a strong supporter of the Republican presidential candidate, but disagrees with his stance on the Middle East and defense spending.

Is Rand Paul's foreign policy position closer to President Barack Obama's?

Senator Rand Paul questions some of his foreign policy speech in his opinion piece on cnn.com and will be on Erin Burnett OutFront tonight at 7p ET on CNN.

Rand Paul's 2016 presidential run?

Filed under: 2012 Election • International • Libya • News • Pakistan
September 21st, 2012
07:46 PM ET

Deadly anti-American protest raging in Pakistan as U.S. run $70k ad on Pakistani TV

Violent protests raging in the streets of Pakistan today leaving at least 19 dead as thousands of demonstrators burned American flags and chanted death to America.

The Pakistani government declared it a national holiday, calling it a "day of loving the prophet," with hopes of encouraging peaceful protests but that didn't stop extremists from expressing their hatred for America.

The anti-American outrage comes as a new 30 second ad appears on Pakistani TV featuring President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denouncing the anti-islamic movie that has sparked protests in more than two dozen countries.

According to the state department, the ad cost $70 thousand dollars to run it on 14 different channels reaching 80-90% of the country. But is it throwing good money after bad?

OutFront tonight: Fran Townsend is the former homeland security adviser to George Bush.


Filed under: International • News • Pakistan