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  • A woman walks past damaged buildings in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, May 13, 2016.

    Audio The Path Forward in Syria

    The International Syria Support Group announced after its recent meeting that all parties, including Russia and Iran, have agreed to strengthen the Cessation of Hostilities, to ensure humanitarian access in Syria, and to move toward a political transition.

  • FILE - Cameroonian soldiers stand guard amidst dust kicked up by a helicopter in Kolofata, Cameroon, March 16, 2016. Part of a multinational force, the soldiers have intensified their fight against Boko Haram militants.

    Audio A Fight for the Future in Lake Chad Basin

    “If we fail to adopt and pursue this comprehensive approach, we may well defeat Boko Haram on the battlefield, only to be confronted by Boko Haram 2.0 that rises from its ashes.”

  • FILE - Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights advocate, who is serving her jail term, is seen along with her two children in their home in Tehran.

    Audio Shocking New Sentence for Iranian Civil Society Activist

    A revolutionary court in Tehran has reportedly issued an additional ten-year prison sentence for prominent Iranian journalist and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi.


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View From Washington: Eight Years in Prison for Iran’s Baha’i leadersi
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The U.S. joins the international community in condemning the continued imprisonment of the seven Baha’i leaders and in calling on Iran to release them immediately, along with all other prisoners of conscience in Iran.
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Video View From Washington: Eight Years in Prison for Iran’s Baha’i leaders

The U.S. joins the international community in condemning the continued imprisonment of the seven Baha’i leaders and in calling on Iran to release them immediately, along with all other prisoners of conscience in Iran.
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Video Who Should Control the Internet?

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski discusses the importance of a multi-stakeholder system of internet governance.
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Video View From Washington: Free Mohammad Seddig Kaboudvand

In the run-up to World Press Freedom Day, one of the imprisoned journalists highlighted by the State Department was Iranian journalist Mohammad Seddig Kaboudvand.
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Video Punto de Vista: Kerry at the Council of the Americas

“Si queremos que las economías de América Latina y el Caribe crezcan y progresen mañana, entonces vamos a tener que tomar ahora las decisiones correctas”, dijo el secretario de Estado, John Kerry, en la reciente Conferencia de las Américas.
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Video View From Washington: Intensified Effort Against ISIL

ISIL fighters are facing pay cuts, a shortage of manpower, and a scarcity of doctors. Now the U.S. is deploying 250 additional personnel to Syria, including Special Forces, to lend more assistance to local anti-ISIL combatants.

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Africa

FILE - Cameroonian soldiers stand guard amidst dust kicked up by a helicopter in Kolofata, Cameroon, March 16, 2016. Part of a multinational force, the soldiers have intensified their fight against Boko Haram militants.

Audio A Fight for the Future in Lake Chad Basin

“If we fail to adopt and pursue this comprehensive approach, we may well defeat Boko Haram on the battlefield, only to be confronted by Boko Haram 2.0 that rises from its ashes.” More

Americas

APTOPIX Britain Anti Corruption Summit

Audio Working Against Corruption

“By crippling basic functions of the state, like security and justice, corruption creates a frustration and vacuum that violent extremists eagerly fill with false promises of a better deal. More

Middle East

A woman walks past damaged buildings in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, May 13, 2016.

Audio The Path Forward in Syria

The International Syria Support Group announced after its recent meeting that all parties, including Russia and Iran, have agreed to strengthen the Cessation of Hostilities, to ensure humanitarian access in Syria, and to move toward a political transition. More

Human Rights

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures next to U.N. Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, May 2, 2016.

Audio Renewed Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

The United States and Russia, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, have renewed their commitment to the implementation of cessation of hostilities in Syria. More

One of the many artifacts at risk for sale or destruction by ISIL.

One of the many artifacts at risk for sale or destruction by ISIL.

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