Michele Kelemen

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U.S., Cuba Continue Talks On Reopening Embassies

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cuban and American diplomats extended for a second day talks aimed at reopening embassies. They are expected to unveil their progress in a news conference Friday.


U.S.-Cuba Talks To Resume On Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The U.S.-Cuban thaw announced last December raised expectations of a new diplomatic relationship. But talks, which resume Thursday, are moving slowly on the first step: re-opening embassies.


White House Says Fall Of Ramadi, Iraq, Is A 'Setback'

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Obama administration downplays the self-proclaimed Islamic State takeover of the important Iraqi city of Ramadi as Iraq emerges again as a major American political issue.


John Kerry Meets With President Putin In Sochi

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally got the meeting he's been chasing for many months. He met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.


Kerry Flies To Russia To Discuss Ukraine, Syria Conflicts With Putin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the war in Ukraine broke out. Kerry is a true believer in face-to-face diplomacy.


Abuse Allegations Against French Soldiers Raise Troubling Questions

Monday, May 11, 2015

The U.N. Human Rights official who gave French authorities a report detailing abuse claims at a Central African Republic camp, is back at work. He faces questions about whether he broke protocol.


New Opposition Leader Asks U.S. To Establish Safe Zones In Syria

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Syrian opposition coalition leader Khaled Khoja visits Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. to set up safe zones in the country and stop Bashar al-Assad's air campaign against rebel-held areas.


In Yemen, U.S. Struggles To Navigate Complex Sectarian Landscape

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The U.S. is backing the Arab intervention in Yemen, which is seen as Saudi Arabia's attempt to beat back Iranian influence.


U.S. Hopes Rift With Venezuela Won't Overshadow Americas Summit

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The White House imposed targeted sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials in March. It also issued an executive order that described Venezuela as a threat to national security.


Activists Urge U.S. To Evacuate Yemeni-Americans From Yemen

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The U.S. pulled out its diplomats and other personnel out of Yemen as Iranian-backed rebels advanced. Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes to counter those rebels and civilians are caught in the middle.


Negotiators Work To Sell Skeptics On Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, April 03, 2015

The unexpected detail of the preliminary nuclear deal announced Thursday is rippling through the political world. Now negotiators must sell the deal to skeptics in Congress, Israel and the Arab world.


Female Parliamentarians Urge Washington To Return Attention To Libya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Women elected to Libya's parliament visited Washington, D.C., recently to talk about the political chaos in the country and the erosion of women's rights.


Saudi Arabia Launches Air Strikes On Houthi Rebels In Yemen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia says it is working with a large Arab coalition to restore Yemen's president to power after he fled the country. The U.S. is supporting the action, but its role at this time is limited.


Yemen's President Flees As Rebels Move South, Reports Say

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yemen's president fled the country Wednesday after Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden and captured the city's airport.


Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ashraf Ghani will be at the White House on Tuesday as his country tries to forge a new relationship with Washington. On Monday, Ghani thanked Americans for the U.S. investment in Afghanistan.


Nuclear Experts Remain Optimistic About Iranian Negotiations

Monday, March 23, 2015

Arms control experts are sounding upbeat Monday at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., as a deadline approaches on the Iranian nuclear talks.


Afghan President Makes First Official Visit To Washington

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington looking for help getting through this year's fighting season. With American attention shifting to other conflicts, that could be a tough sell.


U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.


Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Once, Syria was a modern nation. Today, after five years of brutal conflict, 83 percent of the country's lights are out and life expectancies are 20 years shorter.


U.N. Report: No Country Has Achieved Equality For Women

Monday, March 09, 2015

Hillary Clinton is among those who will address the U.N. as it looks at gender issues 20 years after the Beijing confab. Its new report notes that violence against women remains "alarmingly high."