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U.S. Condemns Bombings in Kaduna

Washington, DC - The United States deplores today’s twin bombings in Kaduna, Nigeria, which targeted Shaykh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, one of the country’s most respected Muslim scholars, during the month of Ramadan. We are also concerned by reports that these blasts may have also targeted former head of state General Muhammadu Buhari. We extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the more than 80 victims killed in these blasts.

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Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Yingchuan, China - Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, today signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.

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Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) Has Successfully Halted Progress on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Washington, DC - On January 20, 2014, Iran for the first time in nearly a decade took specific and verifiable actions that halted progress on its nuclear program and rolled it back in key respects, stopped the advance of the program, and introduced increased transparency into Iran’s nuclear activities.

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Today's Actions on Ukraine by the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the outcome of the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine in the wake of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 near Donetsk, Ukraine.

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Indonesia's Presidential Election

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I warmly congratulate Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo.

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Moroccans Celebrate Leadership And Reforms

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.

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South Sudanese Rebels Attack the Northern Town of Nasir

Washington, DC - The United States condemns the South Sudanese opposition forces’ ground attack on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Nasir, Upper Nile State, on July 20. We call on both parties to immediately end all such attacks and fully adhere to their May 9 and June 10 commitments to cease hostilities and begin the disengagement of forces to be monitored and verified by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Monitoring and Verification Mechanism.

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U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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