Washington, DC - President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Zagreb, Croatia to attend the Presidential Inauguration of Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President-elect of the Republic of Croatia on February 15, 2015.

Washington, DC - Due to the uncertain security situation in Sana’a, the Department of State has decided to suspend our embassy operations and our embassy staff have been temporarily relocated out of Sana’a. Recent unilateral actions disrupted the political transition process in Yemen, creating the risk that renewed violence would threaten Yemenis and the diplomatic community in Sana’a.

Washington, DC - The United States is deeply disappointed with Mr. Anwar’s conviction following a government appeal of the original verdict finding him not guilty.  The decision to prosecute Mr. Anwar and the conduct of his trial have raised a number of serious concerns about rule of law and the fairness of the judicial system in Malaysia.  These concerns are compounded  by the government’s intent to expand its sedition law, which Prime Minister Najib had pledged to repeal, to prosecute government critics.

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey signed a partnership agreement today, paving the way for the State Department to leverage the expertise of the nation’s largest local prosecutorial agency in its work overseas.

Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the February 9 parliamentary confirmation of Somalia’s Council of Ministers. As the new Council of Ministers assumes office, we urge the Federal Government of Somalia to make swift progress in the important work that remains to realize its Vision 2016, including a constitutional referendum and national elections.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce Global Partnerships Week 2015 (GPW), which will run from March 9-15, 2015, and calls for the Department, organizations, and individuals to participate by hosting partnership-related events and activities around the world.