Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Aug. 21): "One year ago today, the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a deadly chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus, where more than 1,000 people were killed." Full Text»
The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering new rewards for information on four key leaders of the Haqqani Network (HQN) terrorist organization and is increasing a previously announced reward offer for information on another leader of the group. More»
Secretary Kerry (Aug. 20): "He was brave and bold, and no masked coward can ever steal the legacy of this courageous American who lived out the meaning of the word journalism." Full Text» Statement by President Obama»
This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, DC, to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement. More»
Aug. 19: The State Department has designated Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), Abu Mohammed al-Adnani and Said Arif as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224.