The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab - an al-Qa'ida affiliate in Somalia - to include al-Hijra and other aliases. These aliases have been added to al-Shabaab's designations as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.
Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will travel to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras July 23-27 to meet with counterparts to discuss a range of consular issues, including the importance of deterring and reducing illegal immigration.
On July 26, Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
I’ve spent my entire public life using the power of my voice to push for action – and trying to help others do the same. I learned early on that I was not good at sitting back and staying quiet. If something needs to be said and done to improve the lives of people, we have to take a stand. And that’s what I’ve spent my life doing.
QUESTION: Yeah, hi. The UN has responded to the protests in Iraq by calling on the government to fully respect and address the people's legitimate concerns. What's your comment on those protests?
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS PROTECTING OUR ELECTIONS AND STANDING UP TO RUSSIA’S MALIGN ACTIVITIES PROTECTING AMERICAN ELECTIONS: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are defending the integrity of our election system.
The United States and Bangladesh share a long history of partnership, cooperation, and friendship. USAID has particularly deep roots in Bangladesh. While I was in Dhaka last month, several Bangladeshis told me that they remember the days, immediately after independence in 1971, when they received food aid with the USAID logo on it.
The Department of State lowered the Travel Advisory Level for Haiti to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel on July 17, 2018 due to civil unrest and crime. This replaces the previous Travel Advisory that was issued on July 9, 2018.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Yesterday, I returned from a trip from Europe where I met with leaders from across the region to seek a more peaceful future for the United States. We're working very hard with our allies, and all over the world we're working. We're going to have peace.
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a Department of State partner in advancing global counterterrorism collaboration, just hosted the third annual Strong Cities Network Global Summit in Melbourne, Australia, on July 10-12.