RSSLatest News: Arms Control

Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

We all know very well that space assets are integral to our national security, as well as that of […]

Secretary Kerry in Vienna: Real Gaps Remain in Iran Nuclear Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters after nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna

Our team will continue working very hard to try to reach a comprehensive agreement that resolves the international community’s concerns.

Bosnia, United States Share Best Practices for Land Mine Removal

U.S. officer talking with Bosnian soldiers (U.S. Army)

Military-to-military exchanges are giving American and Bosnian soldiers the chance to train together on land mine removal and refine […]

Human Rights News

William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Addresses Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mayor William Bell

Birmingham is a changed city, thanks in part to programs and initiatives that continually remind us that the fight […]

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel: Opening Remarks to Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


On behalf of Governors and Attorneys General throughout the United States, I am proud of our tremendous progress toward […]

Catherine Lhamon: Opening Statement, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Catherine E. Lhamon

Racial equity is an important part of the Department of Education’s mission.

Development & Humanitarian Aid

Secretary Kerry’s Statement on World Humanitarian Day

We pay tribute today to the world’s humanitarians – those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save […]

USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises

USAID and the World Food Programme provide humanitarian aid in Iraq.

This is the first time in our agency’s history that we have been called on to manage four large-scale […]

Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Iraq

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Daniel Leavindofske (left) and Senior Airman David Babcock load bundles of halal meals onto a C-17 aircraft for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq on August 9.

The United States and Britain have flown 14 humanitarian airdrops since August 7 to Yezidi refugees in the Sinjar […]