Close-up of several Iranian flags (© Morteza Nikoubazl /Reuters)

More countries join U.S. efforts to curb Iran’s terrorist campaign

Here's what countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia have done to thwart the Iranian regime's global campaign of terror.
Mike Pompeo and Colombia President Iván Duque walking with an entourage (© Rafael Hernandez/dpa picture alliance/Getty Images)

Pompeo in Cúcuta: ‘Mr. Maduro, open these bridges’

Secretary Pompeo’s stop in Cúcuta, Colombia, a major transit point for Venezuelans fleeing the crisis at home, caps a tour of four South American countries.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera shaking hands with Mike Pompeo (© Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo underscores partnerships on South America trip

Secretary Pompeo urges U.S. allies to seize a historic opportunity for freedom, peace and prosperity in the Western Hemisphere.
Gate topped with barbed wire, open slightly to barren concrete-covered space (State Dept.)video

The effect of maximum pressure by U.S. on Iran’s regime [video]

U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran's regime of billions of dollars that would otherwise have been used to fund wars and sow terror in the region.
Venezuela's Helicoide building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Architectural marvel is now a notorious Venezuela prison

A building in Caracas, Venezuela, known as the Helicoide could not be more different today from what its original creators intended in the 1950s.
Illustration of a Chinese dragon snaking its way through a university building (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Do Confucius Institutes threaten academic freedom?

Academics and policymakers say the Chinese Communist Party exports censorship to universities in other countries through its cultural centers.
Infographic depicting actions that could be punished by lashing (State Dept./United Nations) (Photo © Hossein Esmaeli/AP Images)

Who is sentenced to lashings in Iran and why

Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Large crowd gathering for demonstration in Venezuela (© Natacha Pisarenko/AP Images)

Venezuelans turn out in force to protest Maduro

Shortages of water, food and medicine have created a humanitarian disaster in Venezuela, with millions displaced or suffering from malnutrition.