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    Terror Threats in Europe

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on threats presented by Islamist militants who left Europe returning home after fighting.

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary John Kerry testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on President Obama’s announced strategy for battling Islamic State* militants in Syria and Iraq. He…

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    Ebola Virus

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the threat of the Ebola virus. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the…

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    U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

    State Department officials testified on changes in U.S policy toward North Korea since 1994. Topics included the country’s nuclear program and human rights record.

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    H.R. 3398 and H. Res. 281

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    Israeli-Palestinian Resolutions Markup

    The House Foreign Affairs Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee marked up resolutions that addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. H. Res. 665 condemned the murder of both…

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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett…

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    Foreign Affairs

    Afghanistan’s Transition

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    Human Rights in Iran

    Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013. Cler Baheri, an Iranian-born member of the Baha’i community,…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

    Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Witnesses included a soldier who served alongside…

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    Counterterrorism Bureau Budget

    Tina Kaidanow testified at a hearing assessing the budget and policies of the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism. The main responsibilities of the Counterterrorism…

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    Iran Nuclear Compliance

    National security and intelligence officials testified on the status of Iran’s nuclear compliance, and addressed what the international community can do to evaluate and enforce…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Charles Johnson and John Sopko testified on U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. John Sopko told committee members that a lot of money spent on Afghanistan reconstruction…

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    Tiananmen Square Protests 25th Anniversary

    Survivors from the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square protests and massacre shared their stories at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing marking the 25th anniversary of the student…

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    U.S.-Mexico Relations

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on U.S.-Mexico security and trade cooperation. Topics included the high rates of weapons smuggled from the U.S. to Mexico, and drug…

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    Boko Haram and Nigerian Schoolgirls Abduction

    State and Defense Department officials testified on the threat of Boko Haram in the wake of the militant Islamist group’s abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls. Sarah Sewell…

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    Foreign Affairs Bills Markup

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up pending legislation intended to condemn the abduction of Nigerian girls, help combat human trafficking, protect children from exploitation, and…

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    Central African Republic Conflict

    State Department officials and others testified on the worsening situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). They discussed famine, the difference between peacekeeping and security,…

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    U.S. Anti-Drug Trafficking Operations

    Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, U.S. Southern Commander John Kelly, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Luis Arreaga testified on U.S. anti-drug trafficking…

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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Negotiations

    State Department officials testified before a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on U.S.-Russia nuclear arms negotiations as relations with Russia deteriorated in the wake of…

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