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Woman wearing glasses and blue mask (© ASU Luminosity Lab)

Inventive COVID-19 mask designs come from U.S. universities

University researchers have created color-changing COVID-19 sensors, face mask designs for easier breathing and new tests to detect coronavirus.
Smiling woman standing in field of maize (USAID)

U.S. and India partner to fight poverty in Asia, Africa

The United States and India are partnering to help farmers in Africa protect crop yields and to improve health outcomes in countries in Asia.
Large bomber flying with smaller combat aircraft (© Aijaz Rahi/AP Images)

U.S.-India defense cooperation advances Indo-Pacific security

The U.S. and India's defense partnership is creating jobs and exports in both countries while advancing security. Learn more about the collaboration.
Cormac the llama in a field (Courtesy of Triple J Farms)

Llama antibodies could protect against COVID-19

Small antibodies, known as nanobodies, taken from a llama could prove to be effective against COVID-19. Read more about U.S. medical research.
Illustration of satellite moving above Earth (NASA/JPL)

NASA launches U.S.-European satellite mission to monitor global sea levels

A U.S.-European mission sent a satellite into space to collect information about rising sea levels that will help scientists and first responders.
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.
Screen image of ZephAir app with wind symbol and mountains in distance (State Dept.)

New U.S. air-quality app helps users avoid pollution

A new U.S. air-quality app provides users around the world with information to reduce their exposure to harmful air pollution.
Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and Michael R. Pompeo at lecterns (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

U.S. deepens ties with allies in the Gulf

Strategic dialogues with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar built on the United States' existing relationship with Gulf partners.
Small group of people standing by wall and gesturing in fear (© Ismail Coskun/HA/AP Images)

U.S. provides training to prevent atrocities

The U.S. is helping nations prevent atrocities against vulnerable populations with data and specialized training. Read about U.S. aid to nations in need.