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Where ISIS is defeated, freedom of worship returns

In July 2017, ISIS was driven from Mosul, in Iraq. Now there, and in places where ISIS has been defeated, there is a renewal of religious freedom.
Rainbow flag reading 'Our hearts are with the victims of the Orlando attack' (© AP Images)

U.S. Muslims denounce ‘cowardly act’ in Orlando

Muslims in the U.S. show their solidarity with victims of the Orlando massacre by speaking out against hate and violence and donating blood for survivors.
Bird spreading its wings in the sky (© Simon Alvinge/Alamy)

Special Representative Jason Greenblatt writes of a path to peace in...

Among ordinary people and many leaders in the Mideast, "the desire for peace is real and powerful," Special Representative Jason Greenblatt writes.
Two men, one holding U.S. flag folded into triangle, standing together (State Dept./AP Images)

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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Iranian regime’s ‘warped vision’ for Palestinians

Iran's supreme leader is touting new weaponry as "progress" for Palestinians, continuing the regime's focus on conflict rather than peace and new jobs.
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An American Jewish group helps survivors of Rwanda’s genocide

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, modeled on Israeli villages built for orphans after the Holocaust, is a community for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
Illustration of shipping crate, trucks, laptops, tent and other equipment (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

In Iraq, mobile police stations protect areas liberated from ISIS

In parts of Iraq liberated from ISIS, law enforcement has a new way to get up and running quickly: mobile police stations, or "police in a box."
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U.S. enforces ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on Iran

The U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy industry and banks will stop the regime from spreading destruction around the world, but let in food and medicine.
Illustration of terrorist draining large bag of money, leaving none for others (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Its people suffer as Iran spends on terrorism [infographic]

People of Iran are telling their government they need better economic opportunities and more responsive governance. That's not the government's focus.