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  • Plumes of black smoke can be seen after clashes between the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council and fighters of renegade general Khalifa Haftar, as they each attempt to seize control of the airport from the council in Benghazi, Libya, Aug. 23, 2014.

    Audio Violence In Libya Must Cease

    Five countries called on all parties in Libya, including the government and all militias, to accept an immediate ceasefire, engage constructively in the democratic process, and to stop all activities that risk undermining it.

  • Labor Day Parade In Buffalo, New York. (file photo)

    Audio Labor Day 2014

    On the first Monday of September every year, America pauses to honor its workers and the contributions they make to our nation’s strength and prosperity.

  • FILE - Refugees from Central Africa sit in the eastern Cameroonian village of Gado Badzere, near the border with Central African Republic.

    Audio New C.A.R. Government Must Move Quickly on Democratic Transition

    U.S. calls on new cabinet to include their voices in a broad-based, inclusive national dialogue.


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State Department Deputy Spokesperson said the United States will put its record for confronting its problems honestly and transparently against any other nation in the world.
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Video View From Washington: Police, Protests and Transparency

State Department Deputy Spokesperson said the United States will put its record for confronting its problems honestly and transparently against any other nation in the world.
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Video Policy Brief: Three Goals of U.S. Mission in Iraq

U.S. objectives are clear and limited -- to protect American citizens and facilities, to help address the humanitarian crisis, and to provide assistance to Iraqi forces as they confront ISIL.
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Video Policy Video: Religious Freedom in the U.S.

The right to believe in and practice a spiritual creed or not, without fear of government interference -- is so central to the American identity that it is codified as the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a way to promote human dignity and a robust civil society.
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Video Severe Violations of Religious Freedom in Iran

The U.S. State Department has once again designated Iran a country of particular concern, noting that nearly all non-Shia religious communities in Iran, as well as some dissident Shia Iranians, are subject to persecution, ranging from discrimination and harassment to arrest, torture and execution.
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Video Policy Brief: Religious Freedom Report - China

The right to believe in a religious creed or not, without fear of government interference is essential to human dignity, robust civil society and sustainable democracy. To promote these principles, every year the U.S. Department of State compiles a report on the status of religious liberty in nearl

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Europe

FILE - Opposition activists Alexei Gaskarov (L) and Ilya Gushchin (C) stand behind bars in a court room before hearings against opposition activists detained on May 6, 2012, during a rally at Bolotnaya Square, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Audio More Russian Protesters Sentenced

The United States is deeply concerned over the sentences handed down to four more Russian protesters who participated in the Bolotnaya Square demonstrations in Moscow in May 2012. More

Middle East

Plumes of black smoke can be seen after clashes between the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council and fighters of renegade general Khalifa Haftar, as they each attempt to seize control of the airport from the council in Benghazi, Libya, Aug. 23, 2014.

Audio Violence In Libya Must Cease

Five countries called on all parties in Libya, including the government and all militias, to accept an immediate ceasefire, engage constructively in the democratic process, and to stop all activities that risk undermining it. More

Human Rights

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Rewards For Fugitives: Abubakar Shekau

Rewards For Fugitives: Abubakar Shekau