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Diplomacy in Action

Meeting With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 13): "I’m very pleased to be back here in Cairo and I’m very grateful to Foreign Minister Shoukry and President al-Sisi for their invitation to come back here in order to talk about the coalition that we are building to deal with ISIL...." Full Text» Briefing» Trip Page»

Date: 09/13/2014 Description: Secretary Kerry holds a press availability with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo, Egypt. © AP Image

Anti-ISIL Coalition

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 12): "So we have a superb team in place to lead our work in the coalition to take on ISIL and to help the innocent people of Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to be able to rebuild their lives. And we will continue to consult closely with our partners...." Full Text» Trip Page»

Date: 09/12/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks to the press with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey on September 12, 2014.  - State Dept Image

West Africa Ebola Response

The U.S. will support the African Union's urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa—the single largest injection of critical personnel to the region—to help combat the Ebola outbreak. Fact Sheet» More»

Date: 08/04/2014 Description: In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Central African Republic

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 12): "The United States is scheduled to resume operations at our Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, in the near future." Full Text»

U.S. Policy in the Middle East

On Sept. 16, Under Secretary Sherman will receive the Trainor Award for Distinction in the Conduct of Diplomacy and present a lecture entitled “U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Present Course, Future Direction.” More»

ISIL's Abuse of Women and Girls

Sept. 12: Beheadings are not the only horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL. Over the past two months, there has been a tragic stream of reports about thousands of women and girls abducted from their families and sold in markets. DipNote»

Announcement of New Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 13): "The United States has asked one of our most respected and experienced military experts, General John Allen, to join the State Department to serve as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL." Full Text»

Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

Sept. 12: Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those affected by the war in Syria. More» Trip Page»

Georgia's Democratic Development

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 12): "The United States continues to support Georgia’s democratic development, which must include respect for political pluralism and open debate." Full Text»


Date: 08/29/2014 Description: Graphic for America's PrepareAthon. - State Dept Image
America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

Date: 03/28/2014 Description: Department of State by State Map - State Dept Image
State by State Map

The State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

Date: 08/14/2014 Description: Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition - State Dept Image
Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Exhibition»

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Get foreign policy information on your handheld device by scanning in the above QR code or visiting m.state.govOther Government apps»

Date: 09/2014 Description: Josh Glazeroff, the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Office of Fraud Prevention Programs' director, takes a phone call. - State Dept Image
On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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