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  • UN Security Council Holds Meeting on ISIS
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    United Nations Meeting on ISIS

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson led a group of several foreign ministers and human rights activists meeting at the United Nations' General Assembly to discuss the growing threat of…

  • Undersecretary Sarah Sewall Discusses Religious Extremism in Africa
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    Religious Extremism in Africa

    Sarah Sewall gave the keynote address at a forum on U.S. efforts to counter the rise of religious extremism in Africa. She said that the U.S. is partnering with local governments, but the…

  • Hearing on 2015 Human Trafficking Report
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    2015 Human Trafficking Report

    Undersecretary Sarah Sewall testified at a hearing on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. which evaluates the efforts of countries around the world to fight slavery. Senators Corker,…

  • Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on Human Trafficking Report
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    Secretary of State John Kerry on Human Trafficking Report

    The State Department released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which evaluates the efforts of countries around the world to fight slavery. Cuba and Malaysia were removed from the TIP…

  • Undersecretary of State Sarah Sewall on Preventing Genocide
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    Genocide and Atrocity Prevention

    Sarah Sewall spoke on atrocity prevention and other global issues. She focused on the Obama administration-led Atrocities Prevention Board and its progress during the preceding three years…

  • Threat of Boko Haram
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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 called on…

  • Senate Cmte Considers State Dept Nominees
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    State Department Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation for three State Department nominations. The nominations were Heather Higginbottom to be deputy secretary of state for management…

  • Combating Terrorism
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    Combating Terrorism

    General Abizaid, commander of the U. S. Central Command, spoke about military efforts to combat terrorism, sustaining operational readiness in a protracted and asymmetrical warfare,…