Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

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.


The world crises Secretary Blinken has been looking at this year

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. support for Israel has not left it isolated — despite anger over the Israeli offensive in Gaza. That's just one of the world crises he's looking at.


U.N. approves aid, stops short of calling for ceasefire in Gaza due to U.S. opposition

Saturday, December 23, 2023

After days of delays, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for more aid to Gaza but not demanding a ceasefire - which would have drawn a U.S. veto.


UN resolution to increase Gaza aid doesn't include call for a ceasefire

Friday, December 22, 2023

The UN Security Council is calling for stepped up aid deliveries to Gaza, as humanitarian workers warn of famine. It adopted a resolution after days of tough negotiations to avoid a U.S. veto.


U.N. Security Council proposals for Gaza weakened to win U.S. support

Friday, December 22, 2023

U.N. Security Council proposals to call for a Gaza ceasefire or put the U.N. in charge of aid inspections were weakened to try to win support from the U.S., which backs Israel's fight against Hamas.


UN Security Council debates how to get aid into Gaza as conditions become more dire

Thursday, December 21, 2023

The question of how to get more aid into Gaza has deadlocked the United Nations Security Council. For three days, proposals have been debated as conditions worsen for millions of people in Gaza.


Israel demands U.N. investigate charges of sexual violence by Hamas fighters

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Israel wants the United Nations and international community to do more about its evidence of sexual violence by militants in the Hamas attack on Oct. 7.


U.S. pressures Israel to stop Israeli settler violence against West Bank Palestinians

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

The State Department announces visa bans for Israeli settlers who've recently attacked Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. Palestinians who've attacked Israelis would also be subject to the bans.