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Nasrin Sotoudeh wearing headscarf (© Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)

Political prisoners singled out for abuse in Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh is among the more than 800 political prisoners unlawfully arrested by Iran's security forces. Learn their stories.
Voter filling out ballot at end of line of voting booths (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Trump administration reaffirms election integrity

A new executive order requires mandatory sanctions and other consequences for foreign individuals or governments that attempt to meddle in U.S. elections.
Five children in a row holding books up to their faces (© Wavebreak Media Ltd./Alamy)

5 ways the U.S. supports literacy around the world

Find out how the U.S. is helping to build a literate world where everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life and work.
Women working in farm field (USAID)

U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.
Rushing mountain river (© Shutterstock)

Energy project links Central to South Asia with more than electricity

Two countries in Central Asia have electricity to spare, while two neighbors need more power. Learn how all four countries are cooperating on CASA-1000 to solve both problems.
Group of cyclists on the road (© Misha Lytvynyuk Photography)

Ukrainian cyclists ride for peace across U.S. and Canada

Learn why these Ukrainian cyclists are riding 10,000 kilometers from Los Angeles to Washington, sharing their experiences and hope for peace along the way.
Man placing bouquet of flowers at monument (© Tran Van Minh/AP Images)

U.S. Senator John McCain’s life and legacy remembered in Vietnam

From prisoner of war to symbol of reconciliation: U.S. Senator John McCain is laid to rest in the United States and honored at a Hanoi monument.
Solar panels at a railway station (USAID PACE-D TA Program)

Asia’s largest rail network goes solar with U.S. help

The United States is supporting India with its ambitious clean energy program, including this solar rooftop project in partnership with Indian Railways.
Waterway with oil tankers and fishing boats (© Kamran Jebreili/AP Images)

U.S. defends the world’s access to oil through Strait of Hormuz

The United States and regional allies are committed to keeping the sea lanes open in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important international straits.