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.
Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

40th anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace deal celebrated

Forty years ago, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that ended more than 30 years of war between the two countries.
Flags of United States and El Salvador (© Shutterstock)

El Salvador and U.S. sign cooperative agreement on asylum

The United States and El Salvador signed an asylum agreement to curb human trafficking and provide a humane solution to the issue of migration.
Pompeo quote on using diplomacy to defend unalienable rights worldwide

Pompeo says diplomacy protects rights worldwide

The U.S. uses diplomacy to defend "unalienable rights" worldwide, Secretary Pompeo says at a celebration of the State Department's anniversary.
Four people sitting in a room (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

White House visit underscores strong U.S.-Israel ties

President Trump welcomed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House to discuss peace plans, the U.S. Embassy and Iran.
Workers on drilling platform (© AP Images)

Why did the judge block the environmental protection rule?

A judge has struck down the government's limits on drilling in federal lands using hydraulic fracturing, saying that regulators overstepped their authority.
People standing on a balcony draped with the Venezuelan flag (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro’s ex-vice president aided drug dealers, charges say

Former vice president of Venezuela and international drug kingpin Tareck El Aissami has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.
Kamara Kay and Rady Mom in separate images (Courtesy of Kay and Mom campaigns)

A first: Cambodian-born candidates vied for same statehouse seat

For the first time in U.S. political history, two Cambodian-born candidates faced off in a state legislative election. See who won.