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2018-07-19

Amendments to the Terrorist Designations of al-Shabaab

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.

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Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch Travels to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

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.

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Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at First-Ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

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.


2018-07-18

Remarks on “U.S. Withdrawal from Human Rights Council: Impact and Next Steps” at The Heritage Foundation

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.


Excerpts from the U.S. Department of State Department Press Briefing

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?

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2018-07-17

President Donald J. Trump is Protecting Our Elections and Standing Up to Russia’s Malign Activities

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.

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Journeying to No Man’s Land

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.


Haiti: Travel Advisory Lowered to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel

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.

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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Members of Congress

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.


Local Governments Ramping Up Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

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.


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