M. Scott Bortot

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Iraqi-American partnership halting and reversing Daesh gains

The Iraqi-U.S. partnership is reversing Daesh's gains. As Vice President Biden said, “ISIL has been defeated at Mosul Dam, Mount Sinjar, and now Tikrit.”

Humanitarian workers targets of terrorism in Syria and Yemen

Terrorists including Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) continue to attack humanitarian relief workers. The U.S. condemns the recent murders in Syria and Yemen.

U.S. increases aid to Syrians: ‘The greatest humanitarian crisis in a...

otal U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011 exceeds $3 billion. The United States remains the single largest donor of humanitarian aid to those affected by Syria crisis.

“An historic opportunity to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in...

After marathon negotiations, the United States and its international partners reached a historic framework to limit Iran’s nuclear program and keep it peaceful.

Free, fair, transparent Tunisia upholds democratic ideals

In honor of Tunisia’s National Day on March 20, Secretary of State John Kerry praised the resilience of the Tunisian people in their march...

Archeologists protect Iraqi and Syrian past to benefit the future

Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) terrorists have been destroying the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria. These archeologists are working to stop them.

Exposing threats to our worldwide heritage

The Syrian Heritage Initiative provides Middle Eastern and American archaeologists the tools to document and raise awareness of the destruction of Syrian and Iraqi...

She left home to help Syrian refugees. Today she was...

President Obama on February 10 confirmed the death of American humanitarian worker Kayla Jean Mueller, held captive by Daesh terrorists in Syria. "Kayla dedicated her...

U.N. report: Daesh beheads some Iraqi children, buries others alive

A recent United Nations report spotlights the brutality of Daesh toward yet another segment of society: Iraq’s children. In its February 4 report, the U.N....