March 8th is a day to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.
Foreign journalists had equipment seized, were illegally detained, harassed, and in at least one case, severely beaten.
Moderate voices in Pakistan are being increasingly silenced by Muslim extremists.
The harassment is "unacceptable," a U.S. State Department spokesman said.
The United States supports the freedom for people everywhere to connect over the internet and calls on other nations to do the same.
Safer blood handling and storage are being enhanced in Laos with the help of the United States.