Michele Kelemen

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Siamak Namazi, imprisoned since 2015 by Iran, has begun a hunger strike

Monday, January 16, 2023

The Iranian American businessman's hunger strike marks seven years after he was left out of a prisoner swap when the Iran nuclear deal took effect. He's appealing to President Biden for action.


Japanese prime minister visits Biden at the White House

Friday, January 13, 2023

President Biden welcomes Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House. The visit marks Japan's increasing military posturing amid concerns about China, North Korea and Russia.


Biden's foreign policy plan will face some big tests in 2023

Thursday, December 29, 2022

The Biden administration's foreign policy for 2022 was centered on building alliances with other countries to counter Russia and China. Next year will show whether that has had an impact.


Zelenskyy visits Washington to meet with Biden and address Congress

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a dramatic visit to Washington, while his country is at war, for meetings at the White House and address Congress.


Iran is suspended from the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Iran has been suspended from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This came as a reaction by the U.S. and other countries to Iran's crackdown on women's rights protesters.


The U.S.-Africa leaders summit begins, eight years after the first one

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The U.S.-Africa leaders summit started Tuesday in Washington, more than eight years after the first one. What's going to happen at the three-day gathering?


Turkey is keeping Finland and Sweden from joining NATO

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted his counterparts from Finland and Sweden, who are still trying to get Turkey on board with their NATO aspirations.


Blinken calls for more support for Ukraine and a united front against China

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for more support for Ukraine and a united front against China. The new ambassador to Russia had a confirmation hearing, and Russia canceled arms control talks.


Countries worldwide consider how to help protesters in Iran

Thursday, November 24, 2022

As a United Nations council considers the crackdown in Iran, the US and other countries are looking at what they can do to support protesters seeking more freedom.


Biden administration says Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince should be shielded over killing

Friday, November 18, 2022

The Biden administration says Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be shielded from a lawsuit over his role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, angering human rights activist.


Brittney Griner is being moved to a Russian penal colony

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Russian authorities are moving basketball player Brittney Griner to a remote penal colony. Her lawyers don't know where it is. Neither does the U.S. Embassy, which is calling for consular access.


Antony Blinken discusses Ukraine's energy crisis ahead of talks with G7 countries

Friday, November 04, 2022

Diplomats from the group of 7 are discussing winter aid for Ukraine.


Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in Germany for G7 foreign ministers meeting

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in Germany, where G7 foreign ministers are meeting Thursday and Friday. On the agenda: the war in Ukraine and China.


Russia has suspended its participation in a U.N. and Turkish mediated grain deal

Monday, October 31, 2022

Russia has suspended its participation in a U.N. and Turkish mediated grain deal. Global grain prices are rising as a result.


The U.N. imposes sanctions against Haiti's gang members

Friday, October 21, 2022

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions against Haiti's powerful gang members - including one who goes by the nickname "Barbeque."


Nations consider sending troops to Haiti, despite troubled past foreign intervention

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The U.S. and Mexico proposed to the United Nations Security Council a "non-U.N." force for Haiti to help the country resolve deepening crises, but countries are cautious given prior harmful efforts.


U.N. debates whether an international force is needed to open aid routes in Haiti

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Haiti is spiraling out of control, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. How can the U.N. help, and will it involve military intervention?


What is the U.S. willing to do to support the protest movement in Iran?

Monday, October 17, 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with several female activists of Iranian descent who are advocating for human rights and regime change, amid the ongoing protest movement in Iran.


The history of U.S. intervention in Haiti is stopping U.S. officials from intervening

Friday, October 14, 2022

Foreign intervention could be a solution to Haiti's multiple woes, but the history of U.S. intervention there is giving many in Washington pause.


The U.N. votes to condemn Russia's attempts to annex parts of Ukraine

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Russia looks increasingly isolated on the world stage. The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn Russia's attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory and called on it to reverse the move.