Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Andrew Brunson has been in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges, which his family says are "totally false." Vice President Pence has said the case is a high priority for the Trump administration.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Trump administration has now come around to the thinking that there is no future for Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, but the United Nations envoy has been struggling to negotiate a solution to this long running war.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Moscow has gotten more difficult. The trip originally was to explore cooperation between the 2 countries but it's likely to be dominated by events in Syria.
Friday, April 07, 2017
A day after the US conducted a missile strike on Syria in response to an apparent chemical attack, the United Nations met in emergency session. The US blamed Russia for protecting the Syrian regime.
Monday, April 03, 2017
President Trump hosts Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House Monday. The Obama administration never invited Sissi to Washington out of concerns over his human rights record.
Monday, April 03, 2017
As President Fattah al-Sisi meets President Trump, Egyptians in exile and in jail wonder if the U.S. cares about human rights. They don't want Trump to turn a blind eye to Egypt's political prisoners.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is making the case for deep cuts to the peacekeeping budget. That includes in the largest U.N. operation, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Earlier this month, two U.N. investigators went missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now the U.N. confirms their bodies have been found. Human rights groups are demanding answers.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is skipping a NATO meeting, but he is planning to travel to Russia next month. His travel schedule is raising alarms in Europe.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says 20 years of U.S. efforts have failed to stop the North Korean nuclear program. He's trying to come up with a new approach.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Saudi Arabia says it has an "exceptionally warm" relationship with the Trump administration. Under Trump, the U.S. restored military sales that were held up over concerns of the high civilian toll in Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Asia for a 4-day visit to Japan, South Korea and China. The trip comes at a tense time in the region as North Korea test fires missiles and the U.S. installs an anti-missile defense system in South Korea.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The aid group Save the Children has been looking into the mental health of young Syrians and its findings are alarming.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The administration has cleared out the State Department's top echelons. Congress is noticing the vacuum. So are other countries: Mexico's visiting foreign secretary went straight to the White House.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations rejected China's suggestion that the U.S. and South Korea would suspend military drills if North Korea suspends its missile testing. Ambassador Nikki Haley says "all options" are on the table to deal with North Korea.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The State Department holds its first briefing since Trump was inaugurated. This has been the longest break in the history of briefings.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's U.S. ambassador. This has raised more questions about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Trump administration plans major cuts to U.S. foreign assistance. Experts say that's dangerous for America.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.