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Persian leopard at night (© Frans Lantinh, National Geographic Creative)

Why jail wildlife experts?

A Canadian-Iranian dual national — arrested by Iranian authorities for his environmental work and contact with foreigners — died during interrogation.
Mike Pence speaking (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

Pence meets with Central American leaders to address illegal immigration

The vice president spoke at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.
Group of women gesturing with signs (© Javier Galeano/AP Images)

‘No due process’ for critics of Cuban government

Each month, hundreds of Cuban activists are detained unjustly. Meet a few of the people suffering as political prisoners in Cuba.
Mike Pompeo talking at lectern in front of crowd (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo affirms strong U.S.-Israel ties

Israel's democracy and prosperity set a model for U.S. hopes for the entire Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
Person wearing protective suit holding pink substance in gloved hands (© Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)

Together, U.S. and Mexico take down drug traffickers

Learn how the U.S. and Mexico work under the Mérida Initiative to disrupt groups smuggling drugs, people and weapons across their shared border.
Two people sitting (State Dept.)video

Helping Iranians ‘take back their basic human rights’ [video]

Senior U.S. officials spoke to Iranian Americans about the Iranian government's human rights abuses at a discussion during the U.N. General Assembly.
Invest in Girls poster (State Dept.)

Invest in girls. Download this free poster.

Girls make up half the world's population, but many lack opportunities to learn skills. Support girls' ability to gain training for good jobs.

In Iran, these basic freedoms are crimes [infographic]

You might be surprised that some commonplace activities that many people take for granted around the world are deemed illegal in Iran.
Melania Trump standing in front of the Giza Pyramids (Andrea Hanks/The White House

First lady focuses on Africa’s children, wildlife, antiquities

Melania Trump's Africa trip took the first lady from a hospital to schoolrooms and ancient landmarks as she drew attention to the needs of children.