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  • 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.

  • A former opposition presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich (C) meets with supporters at a bus station following his release from a prison, Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 22, 2015.

    Audio Prisoners of Conscience Released in Belarus

    In late August, Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenka ordered the release of six political prisoners, many of whom were imprisoned for protests against the government.

  • 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."


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View From Washington: No Room for Assad in Syria’s Futurei
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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: 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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Video #USPolicy360: Human Rights in the Balkans

Our new series, #USPolicy360 focuses on U.S. foreign policy around the world. This week, let's talk about human rights in the Balkans. Tweet your comments at #USPolicy360
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Video View From Washington: Samantha Power on Determined Diplomacy

Ambassador Power asked the Security Council to consider bringing the same diplomatic intensity used in the Iran nuclear negotiations to other concerns, like the advancement of human rights, the crisis in Syria, and accountability for warlords and dictators.

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Africa

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. More

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

A former opposition presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich (C) meets with supporters at a bus station following his release from a prison, Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 22, 2015.

Audio Prisoners of Conscience Released in Belarus

In late August, Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenka ordered the release of six political prisoners, many of whom were imprisoned for protests against the government. 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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