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Secretary Kerry on Meriam Ishag and Family

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-25

Around the world, supporters of religious freedom celebrate the arrival of Meriam Ishag and her family in Rome. I am grateful to the Government of Italy for its role in... Read More

U.S. Congratulates Iraqis on the Election of the President

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-24

The United States congratulates the Iraqi people on the election of their new president, Fuad Masum. By taking this crucial step, the Council of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to... Read More

Central African Republic: Signature of a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-24

The United States welcomes the decision by all parties to end the violence in the Central African Republic. On July 23, the parties signed a “Cessation of Hostilities Agreement” to... Read More

Ambassador Power on the Appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the UN Special Envoy for Syria

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-07-22

I am pleased to welcome the appointment of Mr. Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria. Mr. de Mistura brings a wealth... Read More

USAID Announces New Resources to Prevent Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

United States Agency for International Development - Washington, D.C.

USAID Press Office

2014-07-22

Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced over $4.8 million this year to fund programs in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Tanzania, and Yemen to... Read More

U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-21

The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Their... Read More

Northern Town of Nasir South Sudanese Rebels Attack the Northern Town of Nasir

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Deputy Department Spokesperson, Marie Harf

2014-07-21

The United States condemns the South Sudanese opposition forces’ ground attack on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Nasir, Upper Nile State, on July 20. We call... Read More

President Obama on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-21

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine. Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed... Read More

President Obama at Signing of Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-21

THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House, everybody. I know I'm a little late. But that's okay because we've got some big business to do here. Many of you have... Read More

Executive Order -- Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-21

EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 11478, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY By... Read More

Ambassador Power Explanation of Vote after a Vote on Security Council Resolution 2166 on the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-07-21

Today’s resolution calls for a full, thorough and independent investigation into the horrific downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. When 298 civilians are killed, we agree that we must stop... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face the Nation

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-20

QUESTION: The Secretary of State John Kerry joins us now from Boston. Mr. Secretary, thank you so much, and I want to start with a bottom-line question: Do we have... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Candy Crowley of CNN's State of the Union

Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-20

QUESTION: Joining us now to discuss all these issues is the Secretary of State, John Kerry, who’s in Boston. Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday

Washington, D.C.

2014-07-20

QUESTION: Joining us now to discuss all these issues is the Secretary of State, John Kerry, who’s in Boston. Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Fox News Sunday. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank... Read More

Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-19

We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were... Read More

U.S. Condemns Religious Persecution by ISIL

2014-07-18

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We are... Read More

Secretary Kerry Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press Interview With David Gregory of NBC's Meet the Press

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-07-18

QUESTION: Secretary Kerry, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY KERRY: I’m glad to be with you, David. Thank you. QUESTION: The President demanded absolute cooperation from Russia, from the... Read More

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged by Ethiopian Court for Terrorism

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-07-18

The United States is deeply concerned by the Ethiopian Federal High Court’s July 18 decision to press charges against six bloggers and three independent journalists under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. We... Read More

President Obama on Ukraine

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-07-18

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Yesterday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were... Read More

Ambassador Power at the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the United Nations - New York, N.Y.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-07-18

Thank you, Mr. President. Yesterday, we were all shocked by the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. All 298 people aboard – 283 passengers and 15 crew – were killed.... Read More



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