Afghan President Hamid Karzai called the murder of the young woman “disgusting and unforgivable."
U.S. eases core financial and investment sanctions but underlying authorities remain in place.
New law approved by the Russian Duma would force NGOs partially funded from abroad, to register as “foreign agents.”
Though it still faces many challenges, meeting them has become a top priority.
Deputy Secretary Burns stressed the significance of the democratic transition underway in Egypt.
"The heart of our strategy, the piece that binds all the rest of it together, is our support for democracy and human rights."