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USAID Releases New Education Policy

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new education policy to guide the Agency's investments in international education. This new policy will focus resources on programs that produce measurable learning outcomes for students.

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Excerpts of the Department Press Briefing – November 15, 2018

MS NAUERT: Okay. A couple announcements to bring you before I take your questions.
First, I’d like to address a meeting that I was able to have yesterday with some incredible women who are from the Committee to Protect Journalists. They were the winners of the International Press Freedom Award and they joined me here at the State Department yesterday to share some of their stories.

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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the United States Changing its Vote from Abstain to No on the Annual UN Resolution on the Golan Heights

The annual United Nations resolution entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan” is scheduled for a vote on Friday, November 16. In previous years, the United States has abstained from voting on this resolution.

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Treasury Sanctions 17 Individuals for Their Roles in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Saud al-Qahtani, his subordinate Maher Mutreb, Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi, and 14 other members of an operations team for having a role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Individuals Involved in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Today, the United States imposed sanctions on seventeen Saudi Arabian individuals for serious human rights abuse resulting from their roles in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. This action was taken under the authority of Executive Order 13818, which implements and builds upon the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

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Assistant Secretary Kevin E. Moley Travel to Belgium and Austria

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Kevin E. Moley will travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Vienna, Austria from November 14 to November 20.

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USAID Announces Winners Of The Feed The Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

The U.S. Agency for International Development, Land O'Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced the six winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at the AfricaCom conference in South Africa today.

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Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey

AMBASSADOR JEFFREY: Thank you very much. Good afternoon, everybody. Thanks for coming. Let me start with our goals in Syria. The President laid them out very forcefully during his remarks in the UN General Assembly now almost two months ago.

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah. The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Qatar, as well as their mutual interest in promoting security and stability in the region.

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Statement by Heather Nauert – Palermo Conference on Libya

The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in Palermo, which brought Libyan and international leaders together to advance our shared goal of helping Libya’s institutions break their political deadlock and ensure a secure and prosperous future for all Libyans.

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