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Person in headscarf standing in hallway of prison (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

‘Unbearable pain’ inside Iran’s prisons

What is it like inside Iran's notorious prisons? Widespread torture, rape and other inhumane conditions are rampant, groups say.
Pompeo and Moreno (© Ecuadorean Presidency/Handout/ Reuters)

The renewed U.S.-Ecuador relationship

Secretary Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is redoubling its efforts to strengthen ties in the Western Hemisphere, including its relationship with Ecuador.
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Pompeo praises El Salvador for ‘leading the way’

Secretary Pompeo supports El Salvador's new president, Nayib Bukele, in fighting gangs and building prosperity to reduce illegal immigration.
Pompeo quote on Iran's crackdown on religious minorities, photo of woman lighting candles (© Ebrahim Norooz/AP Images)

Persecution of the faithful in Iran

The State Department shines a spotlight on the Iranian regime's deadly suppression of religious freedom among its citizens.
Person carrying large tuna on a dock (© Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto/Corbis/Getty Images)

U.S. and Philippines combat illegal fishing

For decades the U.S. has supported the Philippines' marine conservation efforts, resulting in more fish, bigger fish and a sustainable fishing industry.
Trump and others touring oil export facility. (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

By diversifying fuel types, countries build security

Energy diversity is energy security. Learn how the U.S. is producing a diverse source of safe and reliable energy for 35 countries on five continents.
Two people looking at tablet in front of museum exhibit (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

French technology re-creates D-Day events for Americans

Americans collaborate with the French once again to bring to life D-Day events in Normandy, France, as they took place 75 years ago.
Audience watching man on giant screen (© Hussein Malla/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions hurt Iran’s proxy terror groups

The U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" on Iran has starved its regional proxies of the funds they need to operate on behalf of the regime.
Aircraft on tarmac (© Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)

Russia hinders Venezuela’s recovery, Pompeo says

Russia recently sent military personnel and weapons to Venezuela's dictator Nicolás Maduro under the guise of "humanitarian aid."