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Reported Pending Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:44 am | U.S. Department of State

We are deeply troubled by reports that Iranian authorities are finalizing plans to execute Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman convicted of killing a man she said she stabbed in self-defense during a sexual assault. Such an execution would mark a severe ... More >>

U.S.-Afghanistan Security and Defense Cooperation Agreement

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:18 am | U.S. Department of State

MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and welcome to everyone who has joined the call. We have a few minutes here today with two senior Administration officials. This call will be on background, so no names or titles, please. But for your information, we ... More >>

U.S.-India Trade and Economic Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:16 pm | U.S. Department of State

The growing economic relationship between the United States and India has been a foundational element of the U.S.-India relationship and strategic partnership. Our bilateral trade expanded fivefold from $19 billion in 2000 to $97 billion in 2013. ... More >>

U.S.-India Higher Education and Skills Development

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:15 pm | U.S. Department of State

Indian students account for the second-largest group of foreign students in the United States, with approximately 100,000 students studying in the United States in 2012-13. At the same time, a growing number of Americans are choosing to study abroad in India. ... More >>

U.S.-India Health Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

Our partnership on health ranges from research and development of vaccines to implementation of disease detection centers. Both the United States and India support cutting edge research in health and our partnerships in this sector will continue to develop solutions ... More >>

U.S.-India Energy and Climate Change Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:13 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States and India pledged to strengthen and expand the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE), to work together toward a successful outcome of UN climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, and to expand bilateral cooperation ... More >>

Reports of Civil Society Detentions in Sudan

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:12 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States expresses deep concern regarding reports that Sudanese security forces arrested dozens of political activists and civil society leaders in the lead-up to the anniversary of the September 2013 demonstrations. We echo UN Independent Expert ... More >>

Bosnia and Herzegovina Contributions to Peacekeeping

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:10 pm | U.S. Department of State

Bosnia and Herzegovina Steps Forward as a Contributor to International Peacekeeping, in Partnership with the Global Peace Operations Initiative More >>

TechWomen 2014: Creating a Network of Female Innovators

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:05 pm | U.S. Department of State

As part of the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen exchange program, companies in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley will host 78 women from the Middle East and Africa from September 30 - November 5. The TechWomen program supports the ... More >>

U.S. Pledges $83 Million Emergency Assistance to South Sudan

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:14 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. The additional ... More >>

Ongoing Aggression Against the Government of Yemen

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:28 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States condemns ongoing hostile and aggressive actions against the Yemeni government and political targets and calls for all parties to implement all aspects of the Peace and National Partnership agreement, in particular the turning over of ... More >>

Key U.S Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 27th Session

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:27 pm | U.S. Department of State

The outcomes of the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights ... More >>

ISIL's Murder of Human Rights Lawyer Samira Salih al-Nuaimi

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:24 pm | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 26, 2014 More >>

Designations of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:56 pm | U.S. Department of State

As part of the effort to counter the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters, the Department of State has designated ten individuals and two groups as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes ... More >>

Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:08 pm | U.S. Department of State

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH More >>

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ebola

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:03 pm | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union: More >>

G-7 Foreign Ministers' Joint Statement on Ukraine

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:02 pm | U.S. Department of State

The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union: More >>

Yemen Travel Warning

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:00 pm | U.S. Department of State

Today, the Department of State ordered a temporary reduction in the number of U.S. Government personnel in Yemen. We are taking this step out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent political developments and the changing, unpredictable ... More >>

Signing of Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge

Friday, 26 September 2014, 2:59 pm | U.S. Department of State

At the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, the United States applauded the announcement of the landmark Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge. The Pledge is an agreement among leading palm oil producers that commits them to industry-leading sustainability practices. ... More >>

U.S. Urges Burundi and Rwanda to Investigate Deaths

Friday, 26 September 2014, 2:58 pm | U.S. Department of State

The United States expresses its deep concern regarding the discovery of a number of corpses in July and August of this year, some bound and wrapped in plastic, in Lake Rweru, which borders Burundi and Rwanda. We note that several countries also ... More >>

 

 

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