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  • FILE - Seleka rebels are seen driving through Bangui, Central African Republic.

    Audio Acting to End Violence in the Central African Republic

    Despite an agreement by militant groups there to disarm, sporadic violence continues in the Central African Republic.

  • Oleg Sentsov (left) and Oleksandr Kolchenko behind glass in the courtroom.

    Audio A Travesty of Justice

    On August 25th, a Russian military court found Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko guilty of politically-motivated, fabricated charges, and sentenced Mr. Sentsov to 20 years and Kolchenko to 10 years in prison.

  • FILE- Opposition protestors clash with police in Conakry, Guinea in 2013. The Government of Guinea and two main opposition parties there have now signed an agreement.

    Guinea Political Agreement a Hopeful Sign

    The Government of Guinea and two main opposition parties there have signed an agreement to settle their dispute over terms of the upcoming presidential election, raising hopes of an inclusive and peaceful vote.


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View From Washington: Death Sentence for Mohammad Taherii
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Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said that sentencing a citizen to death for exercising his rights of freedom of religion and expression represents an extreme violation of universally recognized rights enshrined in international law.
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Video View From Washington: Death Sentence for Mohammad Taheri

Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said that sentencing a citizen to death for exercising his rights of freedom of religion and expression represents an extreme violation of universally recognized rights enshrined in international law.
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Video Punto de Vista: Kerry en Cuba

"Los líderes en La Habana - y el pueblo cubano - también deben saber que Estados Unidos seguirá siendo siempre el líder de los principios y de las reformas democráticas."
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Video View From Washington: No Room for Assad in Syria’s Future

Because of Bashar al-Assad’s continued brutality against the Syrian people which fueled the rise of Daesh and other extremists groups, the Syrian President has lost all legitimacy, said Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Video View From Washington: A Stark Choice Concerning Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama says the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is “the strongest nonproliferation agreement ever negotiated,” permanently prohibiting Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by verifiably blocking all Iran’s pathways to a bomb.
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Video View From Washington: Little Resistance to Human Trafficking in Iran

At the release of the Trafficking in Persons report, Secretary of State John Kerry said all governments need to strengthen and enforce laws that will turn “today’s traffickers into tomorrow’s prisoners.” Unfortunately little such effort is being made in Iran.

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Americas

Lake Huron in the U.S. state of Michigan (file photo).

Audio Restoring the Great Lakes

Initiative implemented more than 2500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes. More

Asia

Reef fish swim among the coral in Kimbe Bay off Papua New Guinea’s New Britain.

Audio Partnership to Combat Illegal Fishing

New Oceans and Fisheries Partnership project will develop a system for documenting and tracing legal seafood products in the Coral Triangle region. More

Europe

Oleg Sentsov (left) and Oleksandr Kolchenko behind glass in the courtroom.

Audio A Travesty of Justice

On August 25th, a Russian military court found Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko guilty of politically-motivated, fabricated charges, and sentenced Mr. Sentsov to 20 years and Kolchenko to 10 years in prison. More

Middle East

FILE - One of  Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars, Khaled al-Asaad, speaks in Syria.

Audio Murder of Khaled al-Asaad

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this murder…of a man who dedicated his life to preserving Syria’s cultural treasures." More

Human Rights

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski attend the 19th US-China Human Rights Dialogue.

Audio China Cracks Down on Human Rights Defenders

“Rule of law means that when there is a conflict between the primacy of the law and the preferences of the state, the law take precedence. In China, the opposite appears increasingly to be the case.” More

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