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Afghan girls code out opium

Young women in Afghanistan are learning how to code — and how to speak up on national issues. Students at Code to Inspire, a computer science program for girls, built a game to call out the Taliban's opium trade.

#Youth4Peace

Global youth leaders met with President Obama in New York to address the causes of extremism and to develop an action plan to combat worldwide violence.
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U.S.: Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ is a terrorist organization

By designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the U.S. now has more tools to counter Iran's global campaign of terrorism.

As Daesh loses territory, U.S. and Iraqi military leaders pledge further...

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi reaffirmed their commitment to degrading and ultimately defeating Daesh.
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Dogs lend their noses to Iraq’s de-mining effort

Vivi the 3-year-old Dutch shepherd is one of five specially trained dogs using their incredible noses to help U.S. and Iraqi partners clear the country of explosive devices that ISIS left in its retreat.

Terror victims speak out in ‘Hear Our Voices’

This powerful short film focuses on the stories of terror victims from around the world told in their own words.
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U.S. is ‘a force for good in the Middle East,’ Pompeo...

In a major address in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the U.S. commitment to keep working with Middle East allies to eradicate ISIS and counter Iran.
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U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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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.