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2014-09-01

    Hagel’s 16th Overseas Trip Includes Wales NATO Summit
Hagel’s 16th Overseas Trip Includes Wales NATO Summit

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will begin his 16th international trip September 3, a six-day visit to three countries and participation at the September 4–5...

2014-08-30

    Secretary Kerry: Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition
Secretary Kerry: Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition

Secretary of State Kerry says a global coalition is needed to confront the terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria using political, humanitarian, econ...

2014-08-29

U.S. Sanctions Networks Linked to Iran

The United States announces sanctions targeting Iran’s missile and nuclear programs, sanctions evasion efforts and support for terrorism.

2014-08-29

Satellite Imagery Shows Russian Combat Troops Inside Ukraine

NATO releases new satellite images that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside Ukraine.

2014-08-29

    U.S. Health Agency to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine
U.S. Health Agency to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine

The United States’ National Institutes of Health announce the first in a planned series of accelerated safety studies of Ebola vaccine candidates will begi...

2014-08-29

    Ships from 4 Navies Join in Indonesia
Ships from 4 Navies Join in Indonesia

The crew of the frigate USS Rodney M. Davis sails alongside ships from three other navies for Sail Raja Ampat in Indonesia.

2014-08-29

    Obama Continues Call for Russia to Disengage from Ukraine
Obama Continues Call for Russia to Disengage from Ukraine

“Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” President Obama tells reporters at a White House pr...

2014-08-29

    Countering ISIL Requires Comprehensive Strategy, Obama Says
Countering ISIL Requires Comprehensive Strategy, Obama Says

U.S. military action in Iraq to counter forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant must “be part of a broader, comprehensive strategy to protect ou...

2014-08-28

    U.S. Envoy Power: ‘Russia Is Not Listening’
U.S. Envoy Power: ‘Russia Is Not Listening’

Instead of listening to the demands of the international community and the rules of the international order, Russia has “outright lied” and must be judged ...

2014-08-28

    NATO Wales Summit: Family of Nations Committed to Peace, Freedom
NATO Wales Summit: Family of Nations Committed to Peace, Freedom

Douglas Lute, U.S. permanent representative to NATO, previews the September 4–5 NATO Summit in Wales.

2014-08-28

    U.S. Seeks International Coalition to Defeat Extremists
U.S. Seeks International Coalition to Defeat Extremists

The United States says it is seeking to build an international coalition to confront the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

2014-08-28

    United States Acts to Protect 20 Coral Species
United States Acts to Protect 20 Coral Species

Twenty coral species — 15 of them native to Indo-Pacific waters and five to the Caribbean — will enjoy additional protections under U.S. law, the National ...

2014-08-28

    Burma Getting Big Solar Power Plants with Help from U.S.
Burma Getting Big Solar Power Plants with Help from U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announces the first solar energy project in Burma’s Mandalay region.

2014-08-28

    U.S. Announces Additional $5 Million to Support Ebola Response
U.S. Announces Additional $5 Million to Support Ebola Response

The United States announces an additional $5 million to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as the World Health Organization predicts Ebola could infe...

2014-08-27

    Hagel: 7 Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in ISIL Fight
Hagel: 7 Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in ISIL Fight

Seven nations join the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in their fight against ISIL.

2014-08-26

    Peru-U.S. Arrangement Aims to Improve Financial Services
Peru-U.S. Arrangement Aims to Improve Financial Services

Peru signs an arrangement with the United States for a banking and financial services project to help it expand access to financial services for underserve...

2014-08-26

    DOD: Russian Movements Further Increasing Tensions
DOD: Russian Movements Further Increasing Tensions

Despite Russian claims of de-escalating tensions with Ukraine, Russia’s actions, including movement of heavy equipment across the border, continue to incre...

2014-08-26

    USAID Airlifts Medical Supplies, Equipment for Ebola Response
USAID Airlifts Medical Supplies, Equipment for Ebola Response

The U.S. Agency for International Development airlifts more than 16 tons of medical supplies and emergency equipment to Monrovia, Liberia, as part of its o...

2014-08-26

    Obama Approves Surveillance Flights over Syria
Obama Approves Surveillance Flights over Syria

President Obama authorizes surveillance flights over Syria in preparation for military options for combating fighters who have taken over large areas in ea...

2014-08-25

U.S. Sanctions More Supporters of Al-Nusrah Front, Al-Qaida

The United States imposes sanctions on two key financiers of the Al-Nusrah Front and al-Qaida, in support of an earlier U.N. Security Council resolution ta...

2014-08-25

    U.S. Sees Different Ways to Confront ISIL Besides Military
U.S. Sees Different Ways to Confront ISIL Besides Military

President Obama has not made any decision to pursue military options in Syria against Islamic State extremists. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says tha...

2014-08-25

    U.S.-U.K. Relationship: ‘Not Only Special, But Essential’
U.S.-U.K. Relationship: ‘Not Only Special, But Essential’

Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, comments on why the relationship between the United Stats and United Kingdom is not only special but...

2014-08-23

    Biden: Iraqis Must Rise Above Differences to Rout Terrorists
Biden: Iraqis Must Rise Above Differences to Rout Terrorists

Iraq’s survival depends on the ability of Iraqis to set aside their differences and unite in a common effort, Vice President Biden says in and opinion arti...

2014-08-22

    Deputy Defense Secretary Meets with Japanese Leaders
Deputy Defense Secretary Meets with Japanese Leaders

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work meets with Japanese government leaders to discuss efforts to modernize the U.S.-Japan alliance.

2014-08-22

    Hagel: Joint Efforts Blunt ISIL’s Advance in Iraq
Hagel: Joint Efforts Blunt ISIL’s Advance in Iraq

U.S. airstrikes and military assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have stalled the advance of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist for...