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Michele Kelemen

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Netanyahu Urges U.S. To Hold Out For Better Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In a controversial address to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration's negotiations on limiting the Iranian nuclear program.

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After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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Netanyahu Insists D.C. Visit Not Intended To Pull Israel Into Partisan Debate

Monday, March 02, 2015

Two weeks ahead of elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a controversial visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday with a speech to the pro-Israel AIPAC conference.

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More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies.

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U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies.

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OSCE Needs Better Technology To Monitor Ukrainian Truce, Zannier Says

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lamberto Zannier is the secretary general of the organization monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has sent about 400 observers.

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Obama Asks For Global Help Undercutting Radical Ideology

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The White House conference on countering violent extremism is seeking a way to broaden the world's response beyond military intervention. At the meeting's last day on Thursday, President Obama said the U.S. is at war with terror, not Islam.

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John Kerry Takes A Side Trip Into A Snowstorm

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Secretaries of state and other top officials sometimes make personal stops while traveling on official business. It's permitted, though it sometimes raises eyebrows and questions of cost.

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How Should U.S., Europe Respond To Russian Aggression?

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says there is no military solution, meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden says Ukraine should be able to defend itself.

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