ISIS

Illustration of three hazmat-suited figures carrying giant nuclear symbol (State Dept.)

Keeping weapons away from terrorists in Africa

From securing pathogens in research hospitals to eliminating small arms in conflict zones, the U.S. is helping African governments protect their people.
Mike Pompeo talking with Sultan Qaboos (© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo in the Middle East

Secretary of State is on a nine-nation Middle East trip, assuring allies of the U.S. commitment to stopping terrorism and countering Iran.
Close-up of Nadia Murad (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

A Nobel winner’s fight for religious freedom [video]

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad survived torture and rape by ISIS. She is an outspoken advocate for the Yazidis of northern Iraq.
Aerial view of mausoleum in Historic Cairo (State Dept./ECA Cultural Heritage Center)

Helping communities preserve their heritage

The U.S. helps to repair and preserve sites that are important to communities around the world, including locations in Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Sri Lanka.
Man walking dog on rubble (Courtesy photo)

Dogs lend their noses to Iraq’s de-mining effort

Vivi the 3-year-old Dutch shepherd is one of five specially trained dogs using their incredible noses to help U.S. and Iraqi partners clear the country of explosive devices that ISIS left in its retreat.
An instructor speaks to law enforcement officers at a new training academy near Amman, Jordan. (© Raad Adayleh/AP Images)

Jordan, U.S. partner on counterterrorism training hub

The new Jordanian Gendarmerie Training Academy, built with U.S. assistance, is training law enforcement officers throughout the Middle East and beyond on state-of-the art counterterrorism tactical skills.
Secretary Tillerson receiving coffee from an Ethiopian woman (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

In Ethiopia and Djibouti, Tillerson stresses democracy, security efforts

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lauded the voluntary transfer of power in Ethiopia and thanked the people of Djibouti for hosting U.S. troops.
Illustration of masked man holding a plugged megaphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

ISIS is losing on the battlefield and online

Once ISIS could spread its hate-filled messages online almost with impunity, brainwashing followers on social media. Now its propaganda machine is muzzled.
Men embracing (State Dept.)video

We are united against ISIS [video]

Defeating ISIS remains the United States’ top priority in the Middle East. See what the world is doing to defeat this terrorist group.