ISIS

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.
Mike Pence waving as a Jordanian soldier stands behind him (© Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pence in Middle East: Shareable quotes

Vice President Pence traveled to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Here are some quotes to share.
Rex Tillerson at lectern (© AP Images)

Tillerson outlines ‘the way forward’ toward stable Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offers five goals to end the conflict in Syria in a speech at Stanford University in California.
Boy holding candle (© Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Where ISIS is defeated, freedom of worship returns

In July 2017, ISIS was driven from Mosul, in Iraq. Now there, and in places where ISIS has been defeated, there is a renewal of religious freedom.
People carrying belongings walking through bombed-out street (© Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

U.S. mine-removal program defuses ISIS remnants

U.S. mine-removal efforts are clearing a path for Iraqis displaced by ISIS to return home, according to the latest edition of "To Walk the Earth in Safety."