Washington, DC - The United States welcomes reports of six journalists released on bail in Eritrea. We note with deep concern that the government continues to detain other journalists, reportedly as many as 17.

Washington, DC - The United States warmly welcomes the launch of grassroots consultations in the Central African Republic (CAR). As teams travel throughout the country and to neighboring nations where citizens of CAR have sought refuge, they will listen to the voices of all of the people of CAR, and thereby help move the nation away from violence and conflict and forward toward unity, prosperity, and peace.

Washington, DC - The United States is troubled by reports of President Hadi and his cabinet’s resignation. At this time, it is critical that all sides avoid violence.

Washington, DC - Notice: On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by grave acts of violence committed by foreign terrorists that disrupt the Middle East peace process.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "This is a sad day. The United States has lost a friend, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and the world has lost a revered leader. King Abdullah was a man of wisdom and vision.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply concerned after a second day of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following the National Assembly's passage of electoral legislation and as the Senate began consideration of similar legislation.