Michael Pompeo standing at a lectern giving a speech (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

In Rome, Pompeo salutes defenders of religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urges religious leaders to defend those who are forbidden from practicing their faith by authoritarian regimes.
Two men wearing masks and tapping arms (© Aris Messinis/AP Images)

Pompeo: U.S. and Greece celebrate strong alliance

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Thessaloniki and Crete in Greece to support many U.S.-Greece partnerships for the future.
Boy walking in front of a mural of two men standing in front of a pair of eyes (© Rahmat Gul/AP Images)

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.
President Trump standing at lectern with overlaid quote about vaccine distribution and defeating COVID-19 pandemic (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.
Military personnel walking on deck of ship (© Agus Soeparto/Indonesian Presidential Office/AP Images)

Southeast Asian countries challenge China over maritime claims

Countries in Southeast Asia are confronting the People's Republic of China over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Trump promotes peace with Bahrain-Israel agreement

President Trump brokered an agreement between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Israel, furthering peace and prosperity in the Middle East.
American flag showing gift of cows from Maasai people to U.S. after 9/11 (© Matt Flynn/9/11 Memorial Museum/Gift of Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah and the Maasai People of Kenya)

Why September 12 matters so much

Countries around the world showed kindness to the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
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U.S. reaffirms importance of Taiwan relationship

A senior State Department official emphasizes America's support for U.S.-Taiwan relations and military, economic and political cooperation.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.