Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.

Leaders Try To Break U.N. Deadlock Over Syria

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The U.S. is insisting that Egypt establish a full-fledged democracy and move away from military rule. Here, an Egyptian woman covers her head in a national flag as she demonstrates in a pro-democracy rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 27. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Longtime Allies, Egypt And U.S. Now Have Differences

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U.S. Reconsiders Egypt Aid After NGOs Raided

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In Cairo, Women Protest Recent Crackdowns

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North Korean residents line up to receive food rations at a Red Cross distribution center in Tongsin, North Korea, in 1997. Discussions over U.S. food aid to the reclusive country were to take place Monday. "You could, in a very real sense, see the needs for food assistance," said an official with Mercy Corps, after a September 2011 visit to the country. Lasse Norgaard/AP hide caption

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U.S. Treads Cautiously With North Korean Transition

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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani speaks at the opening of the huge U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Jan. 5, 2009. It is the largest U.S. Embassy in the world. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Huge Embassy Keeps U.S. Presence In Iraq

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Clinton Tests Myanmar's Resolve Personally

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Secretary Clinton Makes Historic Trip To Myanmar

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Kenyan soldiers climb into a truck as they prepare to advance near Liboi in Somalia on Oct. 18. Kenya now has a few thousand troops in the lawless country, trying to pursue a militant Islamist group called al-Shabab. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Keeps Wary Eye On Kenya's Campaign In Somalia

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Clinton To 'Test Waters' In Myanmar

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Ongoing Arab-Israeli Conflict Leaves U.S. Isolated

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U.S., Europe Shield Syrian Dissidents Abroad

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Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

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Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, vetoed a Security Council resolution Wednesday condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on pro-reform protesters. The vote set off a public rebuke from Washington.

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U.S. 'Reset' With Russia On Edge After Syria Vote

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Nations Duel Over Palestinian Statehood Bid

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