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Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain English. Mina Fabulous is the pen name of Carmen Avalino, the NewsBlaze production editor. When she isn’t preparing stories for NewsBlaze writers, she writes stories, but to separate her editing and writing identities, she uses the name given by her family and friends.

US Welcomes Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

According to Ms. Clinton, their meeting will directly hear from the Crown Prince about the plans that Bahrain is pursuing with respect to dealing with the issues that it currently is considering at home, and to create the conditions for political an

Denying Terrorists Safe Havens Undermine Terrorists’ Capacity to Operate

She added that physical safe havens usually straddle national borders or exist in regions where ineffective governance allows their presence like in Pakistan/Afghanistan border, Yemen, the Trans-Sahara region, and Somalia.

US and Jamaica Strengthen Bilateral Relationship

Ms. Clinton said she greatly appreciated the opportunity to discuss in depth the range of issues that concern both countries.

25 Million People Died With AIDS-Related Illnesses in the Past 30...

Ms. Rice highlighted that two decades of often heroic international efforts to extend the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS have significantly alleviated the health effects of the disease. She noted that still most people living with HIV still lac

546 Journalists Killed Around The World With Complete Impunity Since 1992

Mr. Melia said restrictive laws and administrative measures constrain the fundamental freedom of expression and independent media outlets and their employees are subjected to government harassment, as well as threatening actions by private actors to

Nearly 1,000 Women Die Each Day of Pregnancy-Related Causes

Mr. Barton highlighted that priority areas which are highly supported by the American government include contraceptive commodity security; improving access to family planning at the community level; integration of family planning, maternal and child

US and France Committed to Work Together for Middle East Peace...

Ms. Clinton said U.S. is working together with France in so many areas. She said France just successfully hosted the G8. She stressed they have also discussed their work together in Afghanistan. She expressed regret for the death of a French corpora

Arrest of Ratko Mladic a Milestone on Path to Justice and...

According to Ms. DiCarlo, Mladic's capture puts perpetrators of mass atrocities on notice. She said he will be held accountable for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. She aid the international community expect all UN member states t

US Launches Women’s World Cup Initiative

Ms. Clinton said she was very proud of the visitor exchanges, including teenage athletes, who have been introduced from across the world. She acknowledged the many countries which are represented in the event.

The World Makes Incredible Gains in Prevention and Treatment of HIV

According to Ms. Clinton, when HIV/AIDS was first identified in the 1980s, the world was shocked by how fast the epidemic spread as we struggled to find a solution. She stressed with the remarkable work of researchers over the past decades, the worl

US Deplores Shutdowns of Internet in Syria

According to Ms. Clinton, the White House released the International Strategy for Cyberspace two weeks ago. The strategy noted that 'States should not arbitrarily deprive or disrupt individuals' access to the Internet or other networked technologi

Secretary Clinton Receives 2011 George C. Marshall Foundation Award

According to Ms. Clinton, George Marshall knew that the people of Europe needed economic opportunity to rebuild their livelihoods, recover their dignity, and reset their destiny. She stressed by spurring the market economy, rebuilding the agricultur

Religious Restrictions in Tibet Dramatically Worsened in Recent Years

According to Mr. Baer, discriminatory religious policies exacerbated tensions between Han Chinese and Tibetan Buddhists and triggered the 2008 riots that claimed the lives of Han and Tibetan civilians and police officers.

US and Azerbaijan Committed to Deepen Partnership on Global Issues

Ms. Clinton underscored the strategic importance of the relationship between the United States and Azerbaijan and the range of issues that both countrie are working on together - bilateral issues, regional issues, even global issues.

Secretary Clinton Congratulates Citizens of Sweden on Their National Day

According to Ms. Clinton, the history of their friendship dates back to the earliest days of American independence when Sweden was among the first to recognize young American republic. She said Swedish immigrants and their descendants have made a pr

Secretary Clinton Congratulates Citizens of Denmark on Their Constitution Day

According to Ms. Clinton, the partnership between United States and Denmark is guided by mutual interests and respect, rooted in their long history of cooperation on so many issues around the world.

Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook a Leader in Bridging Faith and Public...

Ms. Cook was the first woman appointed chaplain of the New York City Police Department. Ms. Cook was the first woman, first black woman, to become senior pastor in the 200-year history of the American Baptist Churches of America. She was the first f

Advancing Human Rights a Top US Priority in North Korea Policy

Mr. King stressed that it was the first time the United States' Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues was granted entry to the DPRK and the first time they were able to engage in a direct dialogue about ways in which North Korea can im

US Maintains Intensive Sanctions Against Burmese Regime

According to Mr. Joe Yun, coupled with the international pressure, the United States works closely with its key allies such as the European Union (EU) and its member states, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asian nations and others to enco

US Lauds Brazil’s Incredible Rise From Military Government to Democracy

Ms. Clinton said the United States look to Brazil as a model for what is possible, not just throughout the hemisphere but also in the global context.