Oil tanker on water (© Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian-linked ships purged from Panama’s ship registry

In response to U.S. sanctions on Iran, Panama's maritime agency has stripped 59 Iranian-linked ships of the right to fly the Panamanian flag.
Rocky Sickmann standing in front of row of flags

Voices of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis [video]

Americans who were held hostage in Iran describe their ordeal of 1979 when the Iranian regime used them as bargaining chips.
Image of globe with cyber connections all around it next to cybersecurity quote (State Dept./D. Thompson/Image © Shutterstock)

‘Warsaw Process’ initiative promotes stability in cyberspace

An international partnership on Middle East peace is seeking to bolster cybersecurity amid increasing threats in the region and beyond.
Jill Biden and President Biden bowing heads before wreath (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Biden honors victims of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Biden honored those killed and praised the sacrifices of rescuers.
Illustration of arm with flexed muscle topped by buildings (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Is your city a ‘Strong City’?

Cities across the globe should help each other make use of the tools available to protect their citizens, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Who can counter violent extremism? You can.

“Too often, we approach youth as the passive recipients of campaigns to counter violent extremism, rather than active participants in shaping their strategy and spearheading their implementation.” — Ambassador Power

Obama confident in coalition’s fight against Daesh

Political inclusion in Iraq remains as important as the military component to fight Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) terrorists, President Obama says.
President Trump and two people in uniform saluting; Trump quote about American strength as deterrent (The White House/Shealah Craighead)

President Trump on U.S. resolve against Iran [infographic]

In remarks from the White House, President Trump emphasized the importance of America's role in peace and stability in the Middle East.
Crater and structural damage after bombing (© Ayman Henna/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo urges U.N. to extend arms embargo on Iran’s regime

The U.S. is seeking an extension of the U.N. arms embargo on Iran's regime. Find out how allowing the embargo to lapse will threaten global security.