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Finding refuge in the U.S.

Thousands of people flee war and persecution each year in hopes for a better life. See what it takes for refugees to be resettled in the U.S.
Group of people running along road (U.S. Consulate Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Sharing the road, a runner is transformed [video]

Have you ever heard of an ultramarathon? Meet runner Dean Karnazes, who has run in all types of climates and made his way down the Silk Road.

Lifting arms embargo on Iran will fuel regime’s terrorism

A U.N. arms embargo against Iran's regime will soon expire. Learn why the U.S. is seeking to extend restrictions on the leading state sponsor of terrorism.

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for human rights violations...

Chinese officials who are taking part in the ongoing persecution of Uyghur and other Muslim ethnic minorities are now restricted from traveling to the U.S.
Men carrying person on stretcher through smoke and rubble (© Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images)

Gandhi Peace Award for 2020 honors two Syrians

The 2020 Gandhi Peace Award recipients have much in common besides their Syrian heritage. Both have braved their native country's war zones to help people.
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The U.S. at the Group of Seven meeting [video]

Leaders from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations meet in Sicily on May 26. Learn about the G7 and the upcoming meeting.
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U.S. and Pakistan: Partners in cultural preservation

U.S. support is helping restore historic sites in Pakistan that highlight the country's diversity. Learn more about these cultural wonders.
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Indicted Rwandan arrested for alleged role in genocide

One of the men accused of orchestrating the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, has been captured and will now face justice.
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Summit for Democracy: Progress for the future

Learn about some of the initiatives resulting from the December 9–10 virtual Summit for Democracy, hosted by President Biden.