People crouching inside glacier cave (Arctic Council Secretariat/Linnea Nordström)

U.S. hands chairmanship of Arctic Council to Finland [video]

The nations and peoples of the Arctic have been meeting regularly for the past 20 years. Next stop is Alaska, where the U.S. will pass the gavel to Finland.
Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu (© AP Images)

First Lady visits leading Israeli hospital

First Lady Melania Trump visited a Jerusalem hospital as a guest of Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
President Trump standing before and touching stone wall (© AP Images)

A visit to the Western Wall

President Donald J. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Mobile phone showing refugee photo (© AP Images)

5 ways social media helps Syrian refugees

Popular social media sites highlight how social media has been supporting Syrian refugees. The sites offer ways you can help refugees.
Seated men speaking with other men standing nearby listening (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

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?
People walking down red carpeted tarmac (© AP Images)video

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia: Decades of partnership [video]

President Trump begins his first international trip as president with a visit to Saudi Arabia and reaffirms the two countries' strong partnership.
Painting of soldiers in battle with title 'The Doughboys Make Good' (Library of Congress)

U.S. changed the course of World War I

The U.S. is recalling its pivotal role in the war that had turned Europe into a slaughterhouse and only ended after the Americans joined the fight.
Grover the Muppet (left) and Antony Blinken (State Dept.)

Grover the Muppet says refugees are ‘just like us’ [video]

Catch the one-on-one talk about the current refugee crisis between Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken and a furry blue Muppet, Grover.
Musicians in tuxedos playing (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

An inside peek at an inaugural ball

Ambassadors and guests from around the world gathered at the Organization of American States to kick off Donald J. Trump’s January 20 inauguration.