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Three portraits (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

The right for all to worship as they wish

At the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, these survivors share their stories of being persecuted for the ways they choose to worship.
Airplanes on tarmac, with one taking off (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

This Iranian airline spreads violence and terror

Mahan Air has transported weapons and fighters to support the Iranian government's proxy wars in the Middle East. The nuclear deal didn't change their behavior one bit.
Workers at a shipping dock (© Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S.-Africa trade: 5 tips for success

Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, companies in sub-Saharan nations can ship duty-free to the U.S. Find out how to take advantage of this U.S. law.
People blurred in background with hands on the right draped in a rosary (© L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo/AP)

Ending human trafficking: A responsibility we all share

The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report examines modern-day slavery around the world in an effort to end what President Trump calls a "horrific problem."
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The pride of the LGBTQ community [video]

Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTQ Pride during the month of June.
Men talking around a small, glass-topped circular table (U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/Matty Stern)

U.S. officials underscore desire for Middle East peace [video]

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed the Trump administration's commitment to achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Woman sewing label into fabric bag (© Sseko Designs)

U.S.-Ugandan partnership helps fashion business thrive

Thanks to AGOA, a Ugandan apparel manufacturer can compete in the U.S. market at the same time the U.S. benefits from open markets in AGOA countries.
Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo walking down hall(© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo: ‘Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights’

The United States' departure from the United Nations Human Rights Council follows a year of failure by the council to make the needed reforms.
Woman in helmet and breastplate in front of women and girls in Greek costume in front of neoclassical building (Library of Congress)

An inspiration for women fighting for their rights

Women who fought for the vote in the U.S. faced stiff opposition. The way they prevailed serves as an example for women around the world fighting for their rights.