Michele Kelemen

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U.S. Wants Russia To Help With Goal Of Reducing Syrian Airstrikes

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A day after another U.S.-Russia statement attempting to coordinate peace efforts in Syria, it's clear the U.S. has to rely on Russia to put any pressure on the regime โ€” though Russia has other plans.


In Syria, Aid Workers Face Arrest Over Efforts To Reach Besieged Areas

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Aid workers in Syria face arrest and torture from the government and threats from rebel groups just for trying to get baby food to areas under siege. Two of them tell their stories and plead for help.


For State Department's LGBTI Envoy, Every Country Is A Different Challenge

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Randy Berry says the U.S. is supporting activists worldwide, but is also aware of risks they face. That was driven home with the killing of a gay activist who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh.


Amid Calls To Ramp Up Fight Against Boko Haram, UN Ambassador Meets Girl Escapees

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Two years after Boko Haram grabbed hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria, UN Ambassador Samantha Power met with some who escaped, and promised to ramp up the fight against the Islamist militant group.


In Chad, U.N. Ambassador Power Visits Anti-Extremist Command Center

Thursday, April 21, 2016

U.S. military officials are worried about the connections between ISIS and Boko Haram. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power visited the African country of Chad, which is threatened by both groups.


Cameroon Trip To Discuss Boko Haram Threat Begins On A Tragic Note

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power on Monday visited a community terrorized by Boko Haram in the northern tip of Cameroon. A seven-year-old boy was struck and killed by her motorcade.


UN Ambassador Tours West Africa To Highlight Boko Haram Threat

Monday, April 18, 2016

United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power is touring states on the frontline of the battle against Islamist extremists Boko Haram. She's pushing for more regional cooperation in the fight.


U.S. Lawmakers Renew Calls To Find Nigerian Girls Captured By Boko Haram

Thursday, April 14, 2016

U.S. lawmakers call for more action to find missing Nigerian school girls, who were captured by Boko Haram two years ago. CNN has what it calls a proof of life video.


When The U.S. Engages, Do Human Rights Improve?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The U.S. has reached out to foes that include Cuba, Iran and Myanmar. Now the State Department weighs in with its annual report on human rights around the globe.


Saudi Arabia Looks To End Yemen Bombing Campaign

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It's been a year since Saudi Arabia began what it said would be a quick bombing campaign in Yemen. Thousands of deaths later, the bombing goes on, but there are signs the Saudis are trying negotiate a way out.


Despite The Awkward Timing, Argentina Welcomes Obama

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The president's visit falls on the 40th anniversary of Argentina's military coup that led to the so-called Dirty War. He has promised to declassify documents shedding light on what the U.S. knew.


Critics Urge Obama To Focus On Human Rights In Historic Cuba Trip

Friday, March 18, 2016

President Obama once said he would go to Cuba only if the human rights situation on the island improved. Critics say he's crossed his own red line by going now when political arrests are up.


North Korean-U.S. Tensions Play Out In American Student's Arrest

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The U.S. denounces North Korea for sentencing Otto Warmbier to 15 years hard labor for taking a souvenir from his hotel room. The case follows U.S.-imposed sanctions on the country's nuclear efforts.


UNHCR Head Visits U.S. In Plea To Speed Up Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The new head of the United Nations refugee agency pays a visit to Washington, D.C., to prod the U.S. to speed up resettlement of Syrian refugees.


U.N. Urged To Crack Down On Peacekeepers' Alleged Abuse

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The U.N. Security Council, under pressure from the U.S., is taking a tough line against peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing the people they are meant to protect.


Sister's Forced Marriage Started Iraqi Woman On Activist Path

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A woman who runs an organization in mainly Kurdish Northern Iraq, where women face threats, is in Washington to receive an award from Vital Voices, a non-profit group that puts a spotlight on women.


Race Is On To Find A Successor To U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Monday, March 07, 2016

His term expires at the end of December. This year, candidates are being given a chance to make their case in public, and there's a big push by activists to get a woman at the helm.


2 Americans In UAE Prison On Trumped Up Charges, Families Say

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The two men have dual U.S.-Libyan citizens and were picked up after the United Arab Emirates began airstrikes in Libya. They've allegedly been tortured in a country that is a Gulf ally of the U.S.


U.N. Security Council Votes To Approve New Sanctions On North Korea

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The United Nations Security Council votes to further squeeze North Korea after that country carried out illegal missile and nuclear tests.


Obama, Putin Continue Effort To Pause Fighting In Syria

Monday, February 22, 2016

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Monday in the continuing effort to bring a pause in the fighting between some of the warring factions in Syria.