Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered those words at the UN Friday as she marked the 15th anniversary of her speech at the World Conference on Women in Beijing.
The State Department is planning to increase fees for a US passport. The cost of a renewal could jump to $110.
US human rights report reveals concern about China's clampdown on advocates for democracy and Internet access. New technology tools are 'useful to both oppressors and to those who struggle to expose the failure and the cowardice of the oppressors,' said Hillary Clinton.
On Iran sanctions, the Obama administration shifts gears to focus less on UN sanctions and more on modifying measures before Congress.
Almost two months after the Haiti earthquake, President René Préval is in Washington to outline his plan for the kind of aid Haiti needs next. It includes seeds and fertilizers for this summer’s crops.
The Obama administration wants to strengthen ties with Indonesia, including training for its special forces. But Indonesia’s elite military unit has been investigated for beatings, disappearances, and assassinations.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, a year ago Thursday. Now, reports of violence have cropped up in southern Sudan, Darfur.
This week at the UN Human Rights Council, the US seeks to draw attention to Iran’s repression of domestic opposition. Iran, meanwhile, launched a fiery attack on the West.
After Chile quake 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is personally delivering the first load of US aid - much-needed satellite phones - to Santiago, the capital. The South American country was hit by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake Saturday.
On Sunday, the deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards threatened to cut off Europe's oil supply. The exaggerated claim suggests that the West's push for a new round of Iran sanctions, prompted by reports that the country is developing nuclear weapons, may be worrying Tehran.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will push for new sanctions on Iran's nuclear program in Brazil as part of a five-country trip to Latin America.
On Friday, the UN General Assembly takes up the Goldstone report, which accuses Israel and Hamas of war crimes during 2008 fighting in Gaza. But the General Assembly is merely expected to pass a resolution that would allow more time for investigation of the report’s allegations.
China has publicly maintained its preference for pursuing talks with Tehran over new Iran sanctions. But it has also quietly accepted two international slaps of Iran over the past week.
Travel alert places emphasis on a few hyper-violent cities and states near the Mexico border. It comes as many US college students and families are making travel plans for spring break.
It's the first time the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog agency, has said that Iran may be working on a warhead. The IAEA wants specific information on detonators, missile design, and uranium enrichment. So far, Iran says that allegations about a military nuclear program are 'baseless.'
President Obama met with the Dalai Lama Thursday. But instead of in the Oval Office, the meeting took place in the Map Room -- perhaps signaling a slight downgrading of the US relationship with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
Members of both parties proposed sanctions this week, saying the Obama administration isn't going far enough.
The judge made the recommendation Thursday for the 10 Americans charged with child kidnapping in Haiti. Prosecutors in the case will weigh in as well.
Rain in Haiti this week is a foretaste of the island's spring rainy season. Aid organizations call for more permanent shelter to replace makeshift tents.
Ten Americans charged with child kidnapping after attempting to take 33 children out of Haiti could be released as early as today. The case has shone a spotlight on the plight of Haitian orphans, many of whom end up in virtual slavery.