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Black-and-white portrait of Juman Doley-Alomary (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding)

Arab-American women: Making their mark and sharing their stories

Across the country, Arab-American women are building businesses and careers while supporting their communities and encouraging others to develop and grow.
Melania Trump (© AP Images)

First lady honors courageous women from around the world

First lady Melania Trump honored a group of women from around the world for their bravery in fighting for women's empowerment and human rights.
Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping sitting in front of mural (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits China on first trip to Asia as top diplomat

The United States seeks to forge "a constructive and results-oriented relationship" with China, Secretary Tillerson said during a recent visit to Beijing.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (© AP Images)

Tillerson visits South Korea on first trip to Asia

In Seoul on March 17, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the alliance with South Korea on his first trip to Asia.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits Japan on first trip to Asia

The alliance between Japan and the United States "is devoted to peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region," Secretary Tillerson says.
Man dumping slime from net (DOD)

Would you wear fish slime?

You may be surprised to learn the sources of new fabrics that researchers are using to make the next generation of outerwear.
Two people seated at table, with papers and electronic tablet (Shutterstock)

GIST March 14 webchat: Advice for startups in developing markets

On March 14, talk with Habib Haddad, managing director for the MIT Media Lab's E14 fund, and Elmira Bayrasli, co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted.
"Google Africa" on T-shirt (© AP Images)

Africa’s first Google coding champ is self-taught

Nji Collins Gbah, a 17-year-old Cameroonian who taught himself to code, is the first African student to win the grand prize in Google’s Code-in competition.
Akie Abe, Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump and Melania Trump (© AP Images)

Trump and Japan’s Abe affirm ‘very crucial alliance’

President Trump and first lady Melania welcomed Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, to Florida over the weekend.