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A USNS Comfort mission by the numbers

The USNS Comfort left Panama after providing medical, dental, and eye-related treatment and care to 6,691 patients, some of them Venezuelan.
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Faces of religious persecution: Pastor Andrew Brunson [video]

August 22 commemorates victims of religious persecution. The story of Pastor Andrew Brunson illustrates how important religious freedom is around the world.
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U.S. and India’s complementary visions for Indo-Pacific

India and the U.S. reinvigorated their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan visited the region.
Students eating lunch in a cafeteria (© David Zalubowski/AP Images)

Chinese students welcome at U.S. schools

The U.S. values Chinese exchange students in its schools and affords them numerous ways to participate in their new communities.
Person in headscarf standing in hallway of prison (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

‘Unbearable pain’ inside Iran’s prisons

What is it like inside Iran's notorious prisons? Widespread torture, rape and other inhumane conditions are rampant, groups say.
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U.S. deepens ties with Bhutan

In the highest-level U.S. diplomatic visit in over two decades, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan goes to the "Land of the Thunder Dragon."
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Combined 55-year jail time for defying Iran’s hijab law

The U.S. urges nations to condemn an Iranian court's sentencing of three women to a combined 55 years in prison for protesting the regime's hijab law.
Headshot of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (© AP Images)

The clock is ticking on Iranian regime’s restrictions

Arms embargoes against Iran expire in late 2020, allowing the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism to buy tanks, missiles and other weapons.
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230 years of diplomacy [poster]

U.S. diplomacy is 230 years old this year. This poster, which carries the image of the first secretary of state, commemorates this long history.