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The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Strongly Condemns the Attacks on Arbaeen Pilgrims near Basrah

Baghdad, Iraq

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

2012-01-14

The United States Embassy in Baghdad strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack near Basrah targeting innocent men, women, and children, including those who were commemorating the occasion of Arbaeen. The United... Read More

Release of Burmese Political Prisoners - Statement by President Obama

President Barack Obama

2012-01-13

President Thein Sein’s decision to release hundreds of prisoners of conscience is a substantial step forward for democratic reform. Two months ago, I spoke with Aung San Suu Kyi and... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Burma

Washington, DC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

2012-01-13

SECRETARY CLINTON: Good morning. When I visited Burma in December on behalf of President Obama and the United States, I encouraged authorities to continue along the path of reform. In... Read More

Fact Sheet: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the United States

  • U.S. Department of State

    2012-01-12

    The United States firmly believes that a robust civil society—independent of state control or government involvement—is necessary for democracy to thrive. From the earliest days of U.S. history, civil society... Read More

    Statement by the Spokesperson on the Mosque Attack in the West Bank, January 11, 2012

    U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

    2012-01-11

    The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s most recent vandalizing of a mosque, as well as the burning of three cars, in the West Bank village of... Read More

    Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Qatari Prime Minister Al Thani on January 11, 2012

    Washington, DC

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani

    2012-01-11

    SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, welcome, everyone, and Happy New Year. And it’s especially appropriate that I would start this new year with a meeting between myself and Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim,... Read More

    20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

    Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State

    2012-01-11

    After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration. Learn human... Read More

    Remarks to the U.N. Security Council Briefing on Somalia

    As difficult as it is for all of us in a time of severe resource austerity, it is imperative that the international community seize the moment in Somalia: we must come together and rise to meet these new challenges. It would be foolish to turn our backs on our collective successes thus far. That is our responsibility.

    Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, U.S. Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations

    2012-01-11

    Thank you, Madame President. We welcome you to the Council today as well as the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, and we thank you both for your statements. I would like... Read More

    Interview by Deputy Secretary Burns with Anadolu News Agency

    Ankara, Turkey

    William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State

    2012-01-10

    DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: I’m very pleased to be back in Turkey. President Obama and Secretary Clinton continue to attach very high priority to our partnership with Turkey. This is a... Read More

    Egypt: Reaffirming Respect for All at Coptic Christmas

    Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

    2012-01-09

    Jeffrey Feltman serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Over the course of my career as a United States diplomat, I've spent many a Christmas holiday in... Read More

    Acquittal of Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim

    Washington, DC

    U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

    2012-01-09

    The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. We welcome the closure of this long-running case, which we have followed closely. The ruling reflects favorably on... Read More

    Interview by Assistant Secretary Feltman with Al Masree Al-Yom

    Cairo, Egypt

    Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

    2012-01-07

    Question: Tell me about your meetings here in Egypt. Assistant Secretary Feltman: I had a good series of meetings, joining our ambassador, Anne Patterson, for discussions with his Excellency the... Read More

    Recent Violence in Bahrain

    Washington, DC

    U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

    2012-01-07

    The United States is deeply concerned by continuing incidents of violence in Bahrain between police and demonstrators. Officials from the United States Embassy in Manama met today with human rights... Read More

    Statement by the President on the Celebration of Coptic Christmas

    Washington, DC

    President Barack Obama

    2012-01-06

    Michelle and I wish Coptic Orthodox Christians in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous Christmas. On this special day, we give thanks for the extraordinary... Read More

    Year in Review: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

    Washington, DC

    Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

    2012-01-05

    In her keynote remarks at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in early November, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paused to reflect on the last 12 months: "What a year 2011... Read More

    Statement by Embassy Hanoi on the Detention of Bui Thi Minh Hang

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

    2012-01-05

    The U.S. Embassy is deeply concerned by reports that Bui Thi Minh Hang has been sentenced without trial to up to two years in a reeducation camp in Vietnam for... Read More

    Statements to the Press by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman following his meeting at the Arab League

    Cairo, Egypt

    Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

    2012-01-05

    Question: Would you please brief us on the meeting. Assistant Secretary Feltman: I am delighted to be back at the headquarters of the League of Arab States. It was an... Read More

    Statements to the Press by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman following his meeting with Egyptian FM Amr

    Cairo, Egypt

    Jeffrey Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

    2012-01-05

    Question: Would you please brief us on the meeting. Assistant Secretary Feltman: It is an honor for me to be back in Cairo, back in Egypt, and to join Ambassador... Read More

    America in Front: Clinton's Human Rights Day Speech

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Daniel Baer

    2012-01-03

    The following op-ed appeared in The National Interest on January 3, 2012 Since Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Human Rights Day speech in Geneva last month, some have publicly wondered—and... Read More

    Statement by U.S. Embassy Suva on the Lifting of the Public Emergency Regulations in Fiji

    Suva, Fiji

    U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji

    2012-01-03

    The United States welcomes the recent announcement by the Government of Fiji that it will lift the Public Emergency Regulations (PER) on January 7th. In concert with our regional partners,... Read More



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