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Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Secretary Of State Kerry Visits Saudi Arabia In Effort To End Yemen War

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia to nudge the key U.S. ally to find a way out of a devastating war in Yemen. The United Nations human rights chief is calling for an international inquiry.

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Iran Payment Used As 'Leverage' In Prisoner Swap, State Department Says

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Spokesman John Kirby still insists that the $400 million was "leverage," not ransom for the Iranian Americans released in January — though the payment was withheld until the prisoners were freed.

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U.N. Calls For Ceasefire To Reach Besieged Areas In Syria

Thursday, August 18, 2016

While the image of dazed, bloodied young boy has refocused the world on the Syrian civil war, hopes for a ceasefire are dim as the U.S. and United Nations have little sway over Russian and Syrian bombers.

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Aid Workers Provide Harrowing Accounts Of Being Attacked In South Sudan

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Victims of the July 11 attack are coming forward with details. They say the international community is not doing enough to hold South Sudan to account.

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Western Aid Workers Among Those Attacked By Soldiers In South Sudan

Monday, August 15, 2016

Western aid workers were among those who came under attack by soldiers in South Sudan and activists say United Nations peacekeepers failed to respond.

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Ukraine's Ambassador Struggles To Stay Silent About Donald Trump

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Usually foreign diplomats try to stay out of U.S. politics. But for Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S., this is a hard time to stay silent. He's worried about what Donald Trump is saying about Ukraine and Russia on the campaign trail.

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'Wall Street Journal' Reveals U.S. Paid $400 Million In Cash To Iran

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

A Wall Street Journal account raises questions about whether a controversial $400 million cash payment to Iran that coincided with the release of several U.S. citizens amounted to ransom.

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Will The U.S. Extradite An Elderly Turkish Cleric?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Turkish lawmakers want the U.S. to extradite U.S.-based Fethullah Gulen, who they say backed a failed coup. But the process is far from easy and depends on international politics as much as courts.

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With 3 U.S. Citizens In Iranian Jail, A Look At What's Driving The Arrests

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Three Iranian-Americans remain in jail in Iran, including a father and son who have been behind bars for a year. Why is it that, after a nuclear deal that opened channels of communication, these Americans remain in detention abroad?

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U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt

Friday, July 22, 2016

The U.S. has to decide what course to set with Turkey — now another country that's critically important to U.S. interests but with an increasingly repressive leader.

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Secretary Of State John Kerry To Host Conference On Fighting ISIS

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a conference this week on countering ISIS. Syrian opposition figures say he's making a mistake by working closely with Russia.

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A Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, What Has Changed?

Monday, July 18, 2016

All parties are complying, but critics in both the U.S. and Iran are still unhappy with the deal.

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Apparent Military Coup In Turkey Could Have Global Consequences

Friday, July 15, 2016

The apparent military coup unfolding in Turkey could have global consequences. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes for stability and continuity in the country, which is a key NATO ally.

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Secretary Of State Kerry Hopes For 'Stability' In Turkey Amid Apparent Coup

Friday, July 15, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow said he hopes for stability and continuity in Turkey amid reports of an apparent military coup there.

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Obama In Poland For NATO Summit

Friday, July 08, 2016

The Warsaw summit will be dominated by plans for a military response to potential Russian aggression against Poland and Baltic countries, and Britain leaving the European Union.

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John Kerry Visits Georgia, Ukraine Ahead Of NATO Summit

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Georgia and Ukraine ahead of a NATO summit that comes amid tensions with Russia.

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51 State Department Employees Sign Memo Objecting To U.S. Policy In Syria

Friday, June 17, 2016

State department employees have signed a memo objecting to the U.S. policy in Syria, calling for tougher action against the Syrian regime.

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Fact Check: Donald Trump And Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

President Obama wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year. Donald Trump says there is a "tremendous flow" coming into the U.S. and he wants to suspend the program.

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Saudi Arabia Dropped From List Of Those Harming Children; U.N. Cites Pressure

Thursday, June 09, 2016

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon says he delisted Saudi Arabia because of threats to cut U.N. funding and "the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously" as a result.

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Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Syrian president says he'll take back "every inch" of his ravaged country. It's the latest sign that U.S. efforts to find a diplomatic resolution are failing.

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