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Courage under fire: One diplomat’s story

William Rowland was on his first assignment in the Republic of the Congo when rebels threatened the U.S. Embassy during the 1997 civil war.
Sun setting behind fishing boats on Mekong River (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

U.S. bolsters commitment to the nations of the Mekong region

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the countries of the Mekong River basin, focusing on water management, transnational crime and health.
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U.S. sanctions supporters of Assad’s brutal regime

Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime has killed civilians in numerous Syrian towns. Learn how U.S. sanctions seek to end the violence.
Michael Pompeo standing at a lectern giving a speech (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

In Rome, Pompeo salutes defenders of religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urges religious leaders to defend those who are forbidden from practicing their faith by authoritarian regimes.
Two men wearing masks and tapping arms (© Aris Messinis/AP Images)

Pompeo: U.S. and Greece celebrate strong alliance

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Thessaloniki and Crete in Greece to support many U.S.-Greece partnerships for the future.
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U.S. targets Iranian regime’s global cyberattacks

Hackers working for the Iranian regime have targeted entities worldwide, stealing information and monitoring Iranian citizens.
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Afghanistan faces historic opportunity for peace

The U.S. peace agreement with the Taliban in February cleared the way for current talks in Afghanistan toward a lasting peace in the country.
Boat circling fishing boat (© Santiago Arcos/Reuters)

U.S. launches new strategy to combat illegal fishing

The U.S. Coast Guard is combating illegal fishing worldwide with a new strategy that calls for targeted enforcement and greater international cooperation.
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President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.