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Lit candles and a person's hands clasped in prayer (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

Iran’s ‘systematic targeting’ of religious minorities

A new report says Iran has heightened its persecution of religious minorities, including Muslim minorities that don't agree with its Shiite regime.
Airplanes at airport in front of mountains (© Marco Bello/Reuters)

U.S. suspended Venezuela flights to protect passengers

Conditions in Venezuela threaten air safety, so the U.S. has suspended commercial passenger and cargo flights between that country and the U.S.
People walking up steps between military cordons (State Dept.)

White House hosts Pacific island leaders

President Trump welcomed the leaders of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues affecting their island nations.
Overhead view of many people wearing blue helmets (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Steven Edgar)

Military snapshots

Check out our regular feature presenting examples of the incredible photography coming out of the U.S. armed forces and their global missions.
Three men seated, raising hands to vote under Venezuela government seal (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.
Four men about to depress buttons on boxes (© Lindsey Janies)

South Korean company makes huge investment in U.S.

The arrival of a Korean-owned chemical plant in Louisiana means economic growth through partnership with a company known for its family-friendly policies.

Religious freedom: A basic right [poster]

Freedom of religion is a basic right in the United States. It is an important component of American democracy and of America's diverse society.
Kazi Mannan in restaurant kitchen stirring big pot (© Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Restaurant owner feeds the homeless, hosts iftars

The Sakina Halal Grill serves everyone who walks through the door, even if they can’t pay. During Ramadan, its owner also hosts iftars for the homeless.
Russian square (© Shutterstock)

Secretary Pompeo: ‘Frank discussions’ in Russia

Secretary Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on May 14 to discuss a wide range of topics.