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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.
Bearded soldier wearing turban looking into sky standing with cleanshaven soldiers wearing military hats (© Mark Wilson/Sikh Coalition)

Strict U.S. Army rules allow for religious freedom

The U.S. Army embraces diversity by allowing soldiers to adhere to articles of faith on dress and grooming. Read more about the military's recent policy.
Woman in uniform pointing to Mexican flag and smiling (U.S. Air Force/Sarayuth Pinthong)

Hispanic Americans serve proudly in the U.S. military

The U.S. military salutes Hispanic Americans who serve in all branches. Read about how Hispanic-Americans are serving their country.
Two photos: two women about to shake hands; portrait of Rita M. Lopidia (U.S. Institute of Peace)

Advocating for women in a place of conflict

As a child, Rita M. Lopidia learned that women are usually the first victims of political conflict. Now she's won an award for building peace.
Uniformed woman walking through curtains (USCG/Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

Women are a crucial part of the U.S. military

In all branches of the U.S. military, women serve important roles, from enlisted personnel to four-star generals and admirals.
Men in uniform standing around man seated at computer (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Samuel Souvannason)

U.S. helps allies fight cyberattacks

U.S. cyber experts are helping other nations preserve democracy by defending against online attacks. Find out which nations are fighting cyberattacks.
Two masked women holding each other, others around them (© Mohammed Zaatari/AP Images)

U.S. aids Lebanese people after deadly explosion

The U.S. sent food and medical supplies to Lebanon following a deadly explosion. Find out how the U.S. is helping the Lebanese people during this crisis.