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Survivors of religious persecution tell powerful stories

Survivors of religious persecution shared their stories at the State Department's second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington.
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President Trump emphasizes strengthened U.S. border

President Trump praised the construction of a security wall being built along the U.S. southern border with Mexico on a recent trip to the region.
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What does a U.S. representative to the U.N. do?

The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations presented her credentials to the secretary-general. What will she be doing at the U.N.?
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Huang Qi: the activist who reported human rights violations

Find out why human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi will spend the next 12 years in a Chinese prison and why the U.S. objects.
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Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

There have been many attempts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
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What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
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Iranian workers choose: Wages or lashes?

Workers in Iran are tired of working without pay. But they risk lashes and prison time if they peacefully protest for their unpaid wages.
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Iran’s economy reeling as U.S. sanctions target regime

The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran's regime has led to plummeting oil exports and skyrocketing inflation.
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Tortured in Russia for peacefully practicing their faith

Russia has criminalized the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them as “extremist,” arresting and imprisoning them, and now torturing them.