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Cuba jails its people for speaking out [video]

Thousands of Cubans are detained every year for political reasons. More than 100 of them are currently imprisoned.
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Nobel Prize shines light on U.N. work to end hunger

Learn more about the United Nations' World Food Programme, which won the prestigious 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its worldwide efforts to fight hunger.
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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.
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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan bank following arrest of Guaidó aide

The United States responds to former President Nicolás Maduro's illegal arrest of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
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Pompeo celebrates Israel’s 71st Independence Day

Honoring Israel on the anniversary of its founding, Secretary Pompeo noted the shared values that help define and strengthen the U.S.-Israeli alliance.
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U.S. brings home wrongfully detained Americans

U.S. Navy veteran Michael White has returned home after nearly two years wrongfully detained in Iran. Learn more about recently released U.S. citizens.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian network [video]

The U.S. has disrupted a network of Iranian front companies and will continue to enforce sanctions to block financing of state-sponsored terrorist groups.
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U.S. suspended Venezuela flights to protect passengers

Conditions in Venezuela threaten air safety, so the U.S. has suspended commercial passenger and cargo flights between that country and the U.S.
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U.S. continues to support the people of Venezuela [video]

As the crisis caused by Nicolás Maduro deepens, the U.S. stands firm in its support of the people of Venezuela. See the U.S. pledge in this video.