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U.S. companies pledge support for Asia’s post-pandemic recovery

The U.S. government and major U.S. retailers are planning to help workers in Asia recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Threatening people standing on roof and milling in front of building (© Amine Landoulsi/AP Images)

Local staff members of U.S. Embassy recognized as heroes

Badye and Hella Ladhari were locally employed U.S. Embassy staff members in Tunis when violent protests threatened the embassy September 14, 2012.
People wearing medical coats and protective equipment holding money and signs in street (© Adriana Loureiro/Reuters)

A living wage for health care workers in Venezuela

The legitimate interim government of Venezuela has helped over 62,000 health care workers receive a living wage during the pandemic.
Four suited men carrying man (© Kin Cheung/AP Images)

Democracies condemn Beijing’s continued crackdown in Hong Kong

Beijing's crackdown on democracy continues with the disqualification of several pro-democracy lawmakers from the Hong Kong legislature.
Man standing in street with hand to face (© AFP/Getty Images)

Rights groups call for independent investigation of Iran’s atrocities

Human rights groups are calling for an independent inquiry into violence against Iranian protesters. Read more about calls for transparency in Iran.
Man in mask vaccinating woman in arm (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

American spirit of volunteerism thrives in the age of COVID-19 [photo...

This gallery of photographs showing how Americans help one another during the coronavirus crisis is a testimony of U.S. volunteerism in times of hardship.
Girl in foreground, women holding AIDS ribbons (© Bikas Das/AP Images)

On World AIDS Day, looking to finish the fight

World AIDS Day is a time to redouble efforts to eradicate the disease and HIV. Learn how the U.S. is attacking them on multiple fronts.
Screen grab of an online meeting with faces on multiple small screens (State Dept.)

Creating meaningful exchanges with leaders around the world

The State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program is celebrating 80 years of bringing leaders from around the world to the U.S.
Orangutan in tree (© Nature Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo)

China’s international building projects threaten biodiversity

The People's Republic of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative is destroying habitats and threatening endangered species, according to conservationists.