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Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

After hostage deal with Iran, U.S. looks to deter arbitrary arrests abroad

Thursday, September 21, 2023

After making a deal to free Americans held in Iran, the U.S. is looking with other countries to find ways to stop countries from making arbitrary arrests.


At UN, world leaders talk Russia's war against Ukraine, coups and climate change

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Climate change dominates the opening day of the UN general assembly, with speeches from President Biden amongst other leaders, as the UN Secretary General warns that


Iran is gaining access to about $6 billion in the deal to release 5 Americans

Monday, September 18, 2023

Five Americans are freed from Iran to joy from their families but the U.S. agreement to release them is drawing criticism.


World leaders are gathering in New York for U.N. General Assembly

Monday, September 18, 2023

World leaders are taking stock of a set of ambitious goals to fight poverty and hunger around the world. Ukraine's president is also expected to attend the general assembly.


White House defends plan to swap money and prisoners for Americans held in Iran

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Biden administration's deal with Iran would also give Tehran access to $6 billion of its own oil revenue. Some in Congress warn that this will just encourage more Iranian hostage taking.


Blinken ventured out of Ukraine's capital to see how people are trying to rebuild

Friday, September 08, 2023

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ended his trip to Ukraine Thursday by visiting a school where people were held captive, and talking to frontline sappers.


Blinken reaffirms U.S. support on trip to Ukraine

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Ahead of the UN General Assembly, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Kyiv. There, he reaffirmed U.S. support for Ukraine and announced another $1 billion in aid.


U.S. says Russia has made 'shameful' moves toward new North Korea arms deals

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

According to new U.S. intelligence, the potential agreement would allow North Korea to ship "significant quantities and multiple types" of weapons to Russia for deployment in Ukraine.


Terrorist groups are expanding in Mali as peacekeepers leave, U.N. experts warn

Monday, August 28, 2023

The United Nations is on a tight timeline to pull all of its peacekeepers out of Mali by the end of 2023. As they leave, experts warn that ISIS and other terrorist groups are expanding their control.


U.S. highlighted North Korea's human rights violations in Security Council meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2023

North Korea is likely to be a major topic when President Biden hosts his Japanese and South Korean counterparts at Camp David Friday. The U.S. put a spotlight on North Korea's human rights violations.


Four Americans move from Iran prison to house arrest as part of a prisoner swap

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Iran moves several U.S. citizens from prison to house arrest — possibly a step toward their eventual freedom in a prisoner swap.


UN Security Council meets about the ongoing power struggle in Sudan

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

The United Nations Security Council meets on Sudan, as a deadly power struggle in the capital continues. More than 4 million people have been uprooted in the conflict, which began in April.


U.S. continues to push for a diplomatic resolution in Niger

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

The U.S. is pushing for a diplomatic resolution in the West African country of Niger, as Secretary Blinken warns that Russian-backed mercenaries Wagner are taking advantage of the instability there.


Remembering the impact of Al Qaeda's bombings of U.S. embassies, 25 years later

Monday, August 07, 2023

Twenty-five years after Al Qaeda bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, State Department officials past and present remember the victims and talk about security at embassies today.


Saudi Arabia is hosting a peace conference. Russia isn't invited

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Saudi Arabia is hosting a conference to discuss ending the war in Ukraine, but Russia is not invited.


UN Security Council talks global food supply as Russia attacks Ukraine agriculture

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken used a meeting at the security council to call out Russia's attacks on Ukraine's agriculture sector, warning that the rest of the world is paying the price.


U.S. takes the helm of the UN Security Council

Tuesday, August 01, 2023

The United States takes over the UN Security Council at a time when the international community is struggling to revive a grain deal with Russia and Ukraine and agree on a security force for Haiti.


Here's why Niger's coup matters to the U.S.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns the U.S. partnership with Niger depends on "democratic governance and respect for the rule of law." Niger is vital to U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa.


Niger's military announces a coup on national television

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The U.S. is calling for the president of Niger to be released after soldiers say they have seized power in a coup in the West African country.


The president of Niger has been removed in a coup

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The President of the West African nation of Niger has been removed in a coup. President Mohamed Bazoum has been held hostage by his own guard at his residence since early Wednesday morning.