Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Relatives of Ukrainian POWs highlight their cases, including allegations of torture

Monday, April 01, 2024

UN human rights experts say there are credible allegations that Ukrainian POWs have been tortured by Russian forces. Family members of some spoke to NPR about these cases.


Lithuania's foreign minister reminds Washington what's at stake in Ukraine war

Friday, March 29, 2024

Lithuania's foreign minister visited Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. this week to make a pitch to the divided electorate in the U.S. that Europe needs American support to win the war in Ukraine.


A former State Department employee speaks out against Biden's support for Israel

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

A few days after resigning from the State Department, Annelle Sheline speaks out against the Biden administration's support for Israel and says many of her former colleagues share her concerns.


US allows UN Security Council to pass resolution demanding a ceasefire in Gaza

Monday, March 25, 2024

A UN resolution demanding a ceasefire in Gaza passed thanks to a rare US abstention. That angered Israel, which canceled a delegation to Washington to talk about its plans for an assault on Rafah.


Doctors in Gaza recount atrocities in Washington

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Doctors who've been to Gaza are visiting officials in Washington to share first-hand accounts of the humanitarian crisis and to plead for more protection for Palestinian healthcare workers.


Families of American hostages held in Gaza push UN for their release

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Families of American hostages being held in Gaza visited the UN Friday to push for the release of the hostages.


As conditions in Gaza worsen, more are asking what Biden will do for a ceasefire

Thursday, February 29, 2024

The war in Gaza has become a growing issue in the US elections: what is President Biden doing to push for an end to the fighting?


How the role of Alexei Navalny's widow, Yulia, has changed since her husband's death

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia has been thrust into the spotlight since her husband's death. Now the woman who always insisted her role was as a wife and a mother, considers her new role as a politician.


U.S. vetoes call for ceasefire in Gaza for a third time

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Biden administration has again used its veto power on the UN security council to block a call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. A U.S. ambassador suggested a different draft resolution.


The U.S. is barring funding to UNRWA, the only international organization aiding Gaza

Sunday, February 18, 2024

The U.S. has paused funding to the UN organization that delivers food and aid to Palestinians. Some lawmakers want to keep it that way.


How the world is reacting to Alexei Navalny's death

Friday, February 16, 2024

The world reacts to the death of a leading critic of the Kremlin. President Biden says Alexei Navalny was everything Russian President Vladimir Putin is not.


The U.S. is investigating Israel's use of American weapons

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The Biden administration is looking into several of the deadliest airstrikes to see if Israel is misusing U.S. weapons. But the administration has been reluctant to use its military aid as leverage.


U.N. ambassador on Sudan and Gaza

Saturday, February 10, 2024

This week, the United Nations pleaded for more aid to Sudan, after nearly 10 months of war. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield is working to draw more attention to the crisis there.


Blinken says Hamas' new ceasefire proposal includes obvious non-starters

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders to discuss a ceasefire proposal for Gaza.


As the Israel-Hamas war enters its 5th month, there's renewed hope for a cease-fire

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Israel trying to push for a new hostage deal that he hopes could lead to an end to the war in Gaza. Hamas has responded to the latest proposal on the table.


Blinken is back in the Middle East as U.S. responds to attack

Monday, February 05, 2024

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in the Middle East, reassuring the region that the U.S. is seeking to de-escalate tensions and pushing for more aid to get into Gaza


800 officials in the U.S. and Europe sign letter opposing approach to war in Gaza

Friday, February 02, 2024

More than 800 officials in the U.S. and Europe have signed a letter criticizing their governments' support for Israel's war in Gaza.


White House will sanction Israeli settlers in the West Bank who attack Palestinians

Thursday, February 01, 2024

President Biden has issued an executive order targeting Israeli settlers who have attacked Palestinians in the West Bank. The measure could lead to the freezing of their bank accounts and assets.


UNRWA loses funding after charges that some employees took part in Hamas attack

Monday, January 29, 2024

Some countries have paused funding to a UN agency that looks after Palestinian refugees after Israel provided evidence that it said showed Palestinian employees took part in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack.


The U.S. has designated Houthis as terrorists once again

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The U.S. is once again describing the Houthis in Yemen as a terrorist group, and is planning to impose sanctions within the next month unless the Houthis stop attacking ships in the Red Sea.