Middle East

November 17, 2008

Company that bungled Baghdad embassy repeats in Gabon

A year after problems emerged in the construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, another State Department post being built largely by the same Kuwaiti-based company is engulfed by delays, recriminations, and an Inspector General's probe. The embassy building, in the central African nation of Gabon, was supposed to be finished by April 2009. Instead, it's only 7 percent complete.

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