Vehicle traveling along wall topped with wire (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.
Women standing on a stage with Mike Pompeo and Melania Trump (State Dept.)

Pompeo: The world needs courageous women

Meet this year's recipients of the State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, who have all overcome great risks to champion women's rights.
Two people putting paper ballots into ballot boxes (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

3 ways USAID promotes free, fair elections around the world

Learn how USAID helped lay the groundwork for transparent, peaceful and inclusive electoral processes in Ukraine, Mauritania and the Maldives.
Pompeo speaking to a crowd, with his image on a screen behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Growing respect for Israel strengthens the Middle East

Nations in the Middle East are increasingly accepting Israel's place in the region, Secretary Pompeo says. Learn about the values the U.S. and Israel share.
Dean Rusk signing document at table as other men look on (© Corbis/Getty Images)

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50

Fifty years ago the world took an important step toward stopping the spread of nuclear weapons with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Trump shaking hands with Modi (White House/Shealah Craighead)

India says ‘Namaste Trump’ in president’s visit

On his first official visit to India, President Trump joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally to celebrate U.S.-Indian partnership and friendship.
Diptych: left, missiles on ship deck; right, inflatable boat pursuing wooden boat at sea (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)

Seized missiles show Iran’s regime flouting U.N. resolutions

The United States seized Iranian-made missiles headed to Yemen. See how Iran's regime continues to fuel conflict despite its people's demands for change.
Airplanes sitting on tarmac viewed from distance (© Marco Bello/Reuters)

U.S. sanctions Russian oil company, Venezuelan state airline

The U.S. is taking action against the rampant corruption of Maduro and his cronies by targeting Russian oil company Rosneft and Venezuelan airline Conviasa.
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Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia, a steady U.S. friend

Saudi Arabia was Mike Pompeo's first stop in the Middle East as secretary of state in 2018. How did the U.S.-Saudi friendship get started?