President Donald Trump has said he will decide by May 12 whether the United States will stay in -- or withdraw from -- the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The barbaric practice of using civilians as human shields is a war crime, and, tragically, it is on the rise in the Middle East.
The continuing state of emergency in Turkey, imposed after the July 2016 coup attempt, has led to the severe curtailment of many fundamental freedoms, according to the latest State Department Human Rights Report.
Iran continues to have an egregious human rights record.
The human rights "reports are a natural outgrowth of our values as Americans,” said John Sullivan, who was serving as Acting Secretary of State at the time of the Reports’ rollout.
U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson went on trial in Turkey this month for alleged ties to terrorism and espionage.
Along with allies Britain and France, the United States has sent a clear message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his patrons, Russia and Iran: the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
Chemical weapons have once again been used on Syrian men, women, and children.
Thirty years ago today, then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein started Operation Anfal, his murderous campaign against the populations in northern Iraq. The al-Anfal campaign began in 1986 and ended in 1989.
There has been tremendous progress that has been made in Iraq since ISIS seized control of key cities and significant territory four years ago.
World War I was the first time chemical weapons were used in modern conflict. The horror of the suffering such weapons caused drove the world, first, to ban their use, and then to ban their production and stockpiling too.
At this year's Women of Courage Awards, the U.S. Department of State recognized 10 extraordinary women who courageously fight for their beliefs.