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03 Jun 2015
POMED Hearing Notes: “Americans Detained in Iran”

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs held a ...

04 Mar 2015
67 Members of Congress Write to Saudi King on Human Rights

Photo Credit: AP A bipartisan group of 67 Members of Congress sent a letter addressing the state of ...

13 Jan 2015
Yemenis Protest Violence; Houthi Allies Named to Top Security Posts

Thousands of Yemenis protested on Saturday and called for President Abdrahbu Mansour Hadi to step down, alleging his ...

13 Jan 2015
Saudi Arabia Publicly Flogs Blogger despite International Outcry

Photo Credit: CNN Saudi Human Rights Activist and blogger Raif Badawi was publicly flogged 50 times ...

17 Sep 2014
Wendy Sherman Outlines Goals and Strategies of U.S. Policy in Middle East

 Photo Credit: State Department Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman delivered remarks on ...

15 Aug 2014
Maliki Steps Down; International Community Prepares to Combat ISIS

Photo Credit: Bloomberg Iraq's former PM Nouri al-Maliki stepped down on Thursday after he made clear a day ...

15 Aug 2014
Raba’a Anniversary Witnesses Violence; Egypt Bans Political Activity in Universities

Photo Credit: Middle East Eye Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of the massacres in Nahda and ...

06 Aug 2014
Bahrain Strips Nine Opposition Activists of Citizenship

Photo Credit: Reuters In Bahrain, nine opposition activists were convicted on “public security charges” and were stripped of ...

31 Jul 2014
36 NGOs Send Letter to Kerry on Iraq

Photo Credit: NBC News Thirty-six NGOs sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing "grave ...

28 Jul 2014
U.S. International Religious Freedom Report Released

Photo Credit: Paul J. Richards—AFP/Getty Images The State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 was released, ...