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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
March 24, 2013

Secretary Kerry Visits Iraq

On March 24, Secretary Kerry met with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad, Iraq. The goal of the Secretary's visit to Baghdad… more
July 17, 2012

Iraqi and American Taekwondo Students Find Common Ground

Recognizing the universality and positive impact of sports, 11 Iraqi taekwondo students and two coaches traveled to Washington to take… more
June 29, 2012

Photo of the Week: Recognizing Those Who Serve

This week's Photo of the Week comes to us from Michael Gross who serves as the official photographer at the… more
June 1, 2012

Displacement Through the Eyes of Iraqi Women

As the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary responsible for refugee programs and policy, I made my first overseas trip to Iraq… more
March 13, 2012

Iraq: Building Partnership Though Conventional Weapons Destruction

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have reaffirmed our continued commitment to building a strong partnership with a free and democratic… more
March 6, 2012

Strengthening U.S.-Iraq Educational and Cultural Ties

During my year in Iraq at the U.S. Embassy and in my current position in Washington, I have experienced firsthand… more
February 6, 2012

U.S. Supports Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Writing for the U.S. Department of State DipNote blog, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and Acting Assistant Secretary… more
January 25, 2012

Engaging Overseas Audiences on the State of the Union Address

Last night, Americans gathered around their television sets -- or computer monitors -- to watch President Barack Obama deliver the… more
December 31, 2011

DipNote: The Week in Review

Writing for the U.S. Department of State DipNote blog, Associate Editor Sarah Goldfarb recaps the past two weeks, December 19-31,… 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