“The United States is deeply disappointed and concerned by the verdict handed down by an Egyptian court to the three Al-Jazeera journalists - Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste.”
Tensions have been on the rise in Turkey, following a spate of violent incidents.
U.S. will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year. In the meantime, the United States is working in support of those countries that are already hosting large number of asylum seekers from Syria.
Program graduates Haiti's first class of technicians.
Political violence shows no easing in Burundi, with the murder of an opposition party spokesman in the capital, Bujumbura.
The United States is concerned about ongoing abuses of religious freedom in China.
In the final days of August, the Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram carried out a half-dozen raids on villages in northeast Nigeria, reportedly killing more than 80 people.
U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner urged the government of Azerbaijan “to release Ms. Ismayilova and others incarcerated in connection with exercising their fundamental freedoms.
The Ukrainian government and people continue to struggle to move their country toward peace and prosperity.
Secretary of State John Kerry again called on the Government of Iran to release Amir Hekmati on humanitarian grounds.
United Nations statement demands all parties in Syria cease attacks against civilians and end the indiscriminate use of weapons, particularly barrel bombs, in populated areas.
Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced this month that the United States Government will provide $13.4 million in funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.