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January 28, 2013

Assistant Secretary Anne Richard Meets With Syrian Refugees

Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, along with Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford and USAID Assistant… more
January 25, 2013

Assisting Syrian Refugees in Turkey

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford; Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard; and U.S. Agency… more
January 25, 2013

Photo of the Week: Visiting the Islahiye Refugee Camp for Syrians

The photograph shows the delegation's visit to the Islahiye Refugee Camp for Syrians near the Syrian-Turkish border in Turkey on… more
January 23, 2013

Secretary Clinton Testifies on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi

On January 23, 2013, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House… more
January 22, 2013

Helping the Syrian People in Difficult Circumstances

I am pleased to announce that I'll be visiting the region this week with colleagues from the U.S. State Department… more
January 7, 2013

Advancing Human Rights Vital to U.S. National Interests

Secretary Clinton commemorated Human Rights Day in Dublin, underscoring that not only are universal values vital to who we are… more
December 24, 2012

Twelve Stories You May Have Missed in 2012

Here are just a few stories that you may have missed from the Department of State in 2012: The U.S.… more
December 21, 2012

U.S. Engagement at the World Conference on International Telecommunications

The recently completed World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) demonstrated that there is not yet a global consensus on certain… more
December 21, 2012

Celebrating Partnerships Around the World

We can achieve more together than we can alone. That simple statement underscored the premise of the first Global Partnerships… more
December 17, 2012

Syrian Refugees: Trying to Make It in Lebanon and Jordan

The recent visits of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and actress/director and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner… more
December 14, 2012

Building 'Green' in the Middle East

Globally, more than half of the world's population now lives in urban settlements, and over the next 30 years virtually… more


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April 17, 2014

The Way Forward in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 16-17 to participate in bilateral meetings and a multilateral… more