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October 25, 2013

Assad's War of Starvation

Just days ago in London, I listened with sadness and shock as Ahmad Jarba and leaders of the moderate Syrian… more
October 20, 2013

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Iraqis

“Two eyes are better than a thousand reports.” This was what Kurdish leaders told us when we met with them… more
September 30, 2013

President Obama Meets With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Today, President Obama held a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu . President Obama commended the Prime Minister for… more
September 30, 2013

Secretary Kerry Discusses Iran on “60 Minutes”

Secretary of State John Kerry attended the United Nations General Assembly last week in New York, where he participated in… more
September 16, 2013

United Nations Releases Report on the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

This morning UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed members of the Security Council on the report of the United Nations Mission… more
September 15, 2013

A Framework for the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-14, to discuss… more
September 12, 2013

Syrians Flee to Iraq With the Clothes on Their Backs

After hours in a super-chilled car, the first thing that strikes me as I arrive in a Syrian refugee camp… more
September 10, 2013

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Syria

Just after 9:00 p.m. EDT, President Obama delivered a national address from the East Room of the White House to… more
September 9, 2013

National Security Advisor Susan Rice Speaks on Syria

Tomorrow evening, the President will address the nation about the United States’ response to the Syrian regime's use of chemical… more
September 6, 2013

President Obama's Final Day at the G-20 Summit

Friday marked President Obama’s second and final day of the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg. In the morning, President Obama… more

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April 23, 2014

Celebrating English Language Day

In 2010 UNESCO created Language Days for each of the UN’s six official languages to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.… more

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