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2014-08-21

    The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet
The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet

Governments and industry need to work together to improve access to information and communications technology in Africa to enable improvements in every sec...

2014-08-21

    2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More than 1.6 Million
2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More than 1.6 Million

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on August 19 announced funding for seven international projects through the 2014 Food for Progress Program. In total, mo...

2014-08-21

    U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq
U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq

U.S. military forces continue to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations.

2014-08-18

    General Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities
General Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

If the United States lifts the embargo against the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam, Army General Martin E. Dempsey would recommend providing materials fo...

2014-08-15

    Building International Bridges on Train Journey
Building International Bridges on Train Journey

It’s a seemingly unusual recipe for innovation: take a few hollowed out vintage train cars, add 20 young American entrepreneurs with concrete ideas for pos...

2014-08-15

    More U.S. Soldiers Rotating into Eastern Europe
More U.S. Soldiers Rotating into Eastern Europe

The U.S. Defense Department announces the next scheduled unit rotation as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which demonstrates U.S. commitment to its NAT...

2014-08-14

    USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises
USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises

This is the first time in USAID’s history that the agency has been called on to manage four large-scale humanitarian responses at once — as it continues to...

2014-08-14

    Kerry: Law, Not Coercion, Key to Resolving Sea Disputes
Kerry: Law, Not Coercion, Key to Resolving Sea Disputes

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about Asia policy during a stop at the East-West Center in Honolulu at the conclusion of an around-the world trip that...

2014-08-13

    Protecting Oceans a Focus for U.S. Diplomacy
Protecting Oceans a Focus for U.S. Diplomacy

A State Department official describes the focus the department is placing on ocean environmental issues as part of American diplomacy.

2014-08-13

    Legendary Marine Force’s Legacy Continues
Legendary Marine Force’s Legacy Continues

An elite group of U.S. Marines is honored by Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to the Solomon Islands.

2014-08-13

    U.S., Australia Reaffirm Alliance: A Boon for Asia
U.S., Australia Reaffirm Alliance: A Boon for Asia

At the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations in Sydney, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Australian counter...

2014-08-13

    East-West Center Bridges the Pacific
East-West Center Bridges the Pacific

Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver a key policy speech outlining an agenda aimed at further solidifying U.S. partnerships in the Asia-Pacific regio...

2014-08-13

    Kerry Praises Past and Present Ties with Solomon Islands
Kerry Praises Past and Present Ties with Solomon Islands

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Solomon Islands, where he commemorates the nation’s cooperation with Allied forces in World War II.

2014-08-13

    South Sudan Getting $180 Million for Food
South Sudan Getting $180 Million for Food

The United States will give South Sudan approximately $180 million in emergency food aid to help avert famine.

2014-08-12

    Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Iraq
Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Iraq

The United States and Britain have flown 14 humanitarian airdrops since August 7 to Yezidi refugees in the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, and the effort is cont...

2014-08-12

    Volleyball Diplomacy Strengthens U.S.-Iranian Relations
Volleyball Diplomacy Strengthens U.S.-Iranian Relations

In the spirit of friendship, Team USA Volleyball is hosting the Iranian National Men’s Volleyball Team for a series of four friendly matches in southern Ca...

2014-08-12

    Maritime Exercise Brings Together Southeast Asian Nations
Maritime Exercise Brings Together Southeast Asian Nations

The 13th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training exercise brings together mariners from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Tha...

2014-08-12

    CDC Director Frieden Warns of High Stakes in Fighting Ebola
CDC Director Frieden Warns of High Stakes in Fighting Ebola

Controlling Ebola requires meticulous infection control, contact tracing and proper isolation of those with symptoms of the disease, says U.S. Centers for ...

2014-08-11

    U.S. Aircrews Make 4th Airdrop of Food, Water to Iraqis
U.S. Aircrews Make 4th Airdrop of Food, Water to Iraqis

The U.S. military conducts a fourth airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by ISIL on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.

2014-08-11

    U.S., Africa Awake, Open for Business, Says Commerce Secretary
U.S., Africa Awake, Open for Business, Says Commerce Secretary

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker comments on expanding U.S. private-sector engagement in Africa and strengthening commercial ties between the United ...

2014-08-11

    U.S., Asia-Pacific Partners Will Fight Global Air Pollution
U.S., Asia-Pacific Partners Will Fight Global Air Pollution

The Cities Clean Air Partnership, the first major clean air certification and partnership program to encourage air quality protection in cities across the ...

2014-08-09

    International Community Must Act to Meet Ukraine’s Needs
International Community Must Act to Meet Ukraine’s Needs

Ukraine urgently needs humanitarian aid from international organizations with the resources and expertise to provide it, not from the nation that caused th...

2014-08-08

    U.S. Agency Expands Efforts Against Ebola in West Africa
U.S. Agency Expands Efforts Against Ebola in West Africa

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is rapidly increasing its efforts to curb the expanding West African Ebola outbreak and is deploying st...

2014-08-08

    Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree to End Deadlock
Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree to End Deadlock

After holding a second day of talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Kabul, rival Afghan presidential candidates have agreed to end their electio...

2014-08-08

    Obama Authorizes Iraq Air Strikes
Obama Authorizes Iraq Air Strikes

President Obama says America “is coming to help” thousands of Iraqis who are trapped and threatened by Islamist militants, and has authorized air strikes a...