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A boy prays during Orthodox Christmas Eve mass in the Virgin Mary Church in Cairo, Egypt.

U.S. Efforts to Protect Religious Minorities

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Persecution, repression, and discrimination are a daily reality for members of religious minority communities in too many countries around the world. In response, the United States is advocating for the rights… more

This Week at State: February 2, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and… more
A farmer tends her crops. / Neha Khator, USAID

Seeds of Hope

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Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. more
A Laotian man stands in a field, wearing a hat and carrying a long knife used to harvest his rice crop.

Laos: U.S. Support Clears Remnants of War

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Clearing explosive hazards sets the stage for reconstruction and economic development, which in turn promotes peace and security. The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs explains the impact of clearing… more


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