USAID Administrator Mark Green (Apr. 17): “Innovative businesses are examples of the types of divide-closing solutions we are looking for in the WomenConnect Challenge. Get inspired and submit your solution today." DipNote»

Date: 04/16/2018 Description: U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon after a suicide bomb explosion on April 18, 1983.  - State Dept Image

Apr. 18: In one of the deadliest attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission ever, a suicide bomber detonated a one-half-ton pickup truck laden with 2,000 pounds of TNT near the front of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans. That was 35 years ago. Since then, the Department has changed how it secures its resources and executes its overseas missions. DipNote»

Date: 04/16/2018 Description: "The United States is concerned that Russia may have tampered with the Douma attack site with the intent of thwarting an effective investigation by the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission." - Amb. Kenneth Ward, U.S. Permanent Representative to OPCW - State Dept Image

Apr. 16: Ambassador Ward addressed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Executive Council today in The Hague to raise U.S. concerns about Russia tampering in the Douma investigation. More»

Department Press Briefing

April 19, 2018

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Travel to Canada

Acting Secretary Sullivan travels to Toronto from April 21-23 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, setting the stage for the G-7 Leaders' Summit in June. More»

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