Bangladesh's government demanded on Wednesday that the US embassy withdraw criticism over its handling of days-long student protests in the capital over a fatal traffic accident.
William Grant is a career diplomat with extensive experience in the region.
A bomb exploded outside the US embassy in Beijing on Thursday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement, although police described the weapon merely as a "firework device".
A Palestinian wounded in May by Israeli fire during deadly clashes on the Gaza border has died of his injuries, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said on Tuesday.
Monday's violence on the border, which took place as the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, was the bloodiest for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict.
Protests intensified on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding, as loudspeakers on Gaza mosques urged Palestinians to join a "Great March of Return".
Tens of thousands of Palestinians are expected to gather along the border between Gaza and Israel on Monday to protest the embassy opening.
Asked what he wanted to see from protests on Monday and Tuesday, Hamas official Yahya Sinwar pointed out Israel has never specifically defined its borders.
President Donald Trump will not travel to Israel next week for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, the White House said on Monday, announcing that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation.