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U.S., Russia, China and Pakistan Joint Statement on Peace in Afghanistan

The text of the following statement was cooperatively released by the Governments of the United States of America, Russia, China, and Pakistan on the occasion of the joint meetings on Afghanistan, held in Moscow on October 24 – 25, 2019.

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50 International Women Leaders in STEM Begin Exchange Program Based on Film Hidden Figures

This week, 50 international women leaders in science and technology arrived in the United States for the third-annual Hidden No More International Visitor Leadership Program. Inspired by screenings of the award-winning film Hidden Figures at more than 120 U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, this exchange program began in 2017 to highlight and develop the important contributions of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Ambassador Brownback Travels to India, Nepal, and Thailand

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback travels to India, Nepal, and Thailand, October 28-November 6.

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Statement from the President on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the World.

On the Death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

This is a great day for United States, the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and people all across the world who have suffered far too long from the cruelty of terrorism. ISIS’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, met the fate that he long-deserved, taken down during a raid on his hideout by U.S. Special Forces in northwest Syria last night.

International Religious Freedom Day

Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings.

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Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green on International Religious Freedom Day

Today, October 27, we celebrate International Religious Freedom Day, and join with the rest of the United States Government and global human rights and development community in underscoring the importance of religious freedom in all facets of a country's development.

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Protests in Iraq

The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Iraq and calls on all sides to reject the cycle of violence. We extend our condolences to the families of those killed during the demonstrations this weekend.

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper on the Operation to Capture or Kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

"This is a great day for America and a great day for the world. Last night, US joint special operations forces and interagency partners flawlessly executed a Commander-in-Chief directed operation to capture or kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Peace between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the State of Israel

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