Michele Kelemen

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Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee 'Mega-Crisis'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The UN's top official for refugees, Antonio Guterres, says the wars in Iraq and Syria have created a "mega-crisis" straining the world's relief efforts.


North Korea's Charm Offensive Doesn't Distract From Human Rights Record

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A UN General Assembly committee that deals with human rights and social issues is expected to vote on a measure that puts Pyongyang on a path toward the International Criminal Court.


Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Russia and Western countries have had several close encounters in the air and at sea recently. Russia says these are just routine military exercises, but NATO and its Nordic partners are alarmed.


In Syria, U.N. Promotes Local Ceasefires To Offer Relief From Civil War

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura stood amid the ruins of Homs, Syria, this week, saying it is time for a new approach. He's pushing for a local truce between the regime and rebels.


Fraught U.S.-Russia Relationship Could Undermine Nuclear Security

Monday, November 10, 2014

A former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has worked with Russia for years on securing loose nukes and upgrading facilities in the former Soviet Union. Siegfried Hecker is now writing a book about two decades of of nuclear cooperation.


Iraq's Yazidis Appeal For Help In Finding Their Missing Women

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

U.S. airstrikes helped save thousands from the Yazidi community in northern Iraq in August. But the group says the Islamic State has seized many Yazidi women and is selling them as sex slaves.


In A Remote Corner Of Sudan, An American Takes His Stand

Monday, November 03, 2014

Ryan Boyette arrived in the Nuba Mountains more than a decade ago and has made it his mission to document abuses he says the government carries out with regularity.


North Korea Allows Detained American To Leave

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An American held by North Korea since June was freed on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle was released following negotiations.


Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

John Kerry is in Vienna for a meeting with Iran's foreign minister as a deadline approaches for a nuclear deal. Kerry was in Paris on Tuesday to consult with other partners including Russia.


Meeting In Cairo, Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

Monday, October 13, 2014

It will be hard to make sure that concrete needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory's demolished buildings isn't diverted to Hamas, the militant group that had been tunneling into Israeli towns.


Kobani Aristrikes Highlight Limit Of U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The U.S. has been bombing ISIS targets in Syria, but that has not stopped the self-proclaimed Islamic State from threatening civilians in the country.


From Exile In Switzerland, Ex-Tycoon Relaunches Open Russia

Monday, October 06, 2014

Russian President Putin's popularity has risen at home over his actions in Ukraine. But some Russians want a different future, and ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is telling them they're not alone.


France Helps U.S. Fight ISIS In Iraq, But Not Syria

Friday, October 03, 2014

The U.S. says it has a broad coalition in its fight against ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. France is one of the more active countries but is only taking part in military action in Iraq, not Syria.


Promised Help To Fight Ebola Arriving At 'Speed Of A Turtle'

Friday, September 26, 2014

The head of a leading aid group warned the United Nations that the situation in West Africa is desperate. U.N. officials said they're getting help on the ground as quickly as possible.


U.N. Security Council Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.


Syria's Civil War Complicates Plan To Combat Islamic State

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The international strategy to deal with Iraq seems fairly clear cut โ€” help Iraqi forces beat back a terrorist group that controls much of its territory. In Syria, that's far more complicated.


Abbas Looks To Students In Palestinian Statehood Campaign

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is hoping to persuade the international community to set a deadline for Palestinian statehood.


As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Multiple crises could be difficult for diplomats to make priorities with so many key issues at stake: the Ebola crisis, terrorism in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine โ€” just to name a few.


Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS

Thursday, September 18, 2014

President Obama says more than 40 countries are joining together to fight the Islamic State militants. Secretary of State John Kerry has returned from a trip to try to put together a coalition.


The Fine Art Of Pricing Detroit's Collection

Thursday, September 04, 2014

With Detroit's bankruptcy trial underway, one point of contention is likely to be the value of the city's art collection. The art market can be unpredictable, and disagreements between appraisers and creditors reflect just how political Detroit's art has become.