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.

Russia Holds Center Stage In Syrian Peace Talks

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Syrian 'Cessation Of Hostilities' Agreement Met With Skepticism

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Major Powers Agree To Implement A Cease-Fire In Syria

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At Munich Meeting, Kerry To Push For Cease-Fire In Syria

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Iranian Release Of Prisoners May Be Part Of Broader Deal To Lift Sanctions

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Aid Groups Confronted With Syria's Starvation Tactics

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Secretary Kerry Highlights Diplomacy In Freeing U.S. Sailors Held By Iran

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State Of The Union Guest Calls On U.S. To Free Americans Jailed In Iran

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U.S. Declines To Play Referee In Saudi Arabia, Iran Dispute

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (left)talks with students in Havana in October. Pritzker led a delegation of U.S. officials who met their Cuban counterparts and businessmen to explore expanding ties. While restrictions are being removed, increased business links between the countries are limited so far. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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U.S. Businesses Look To Cuba, But See Limited Opportunities So Far

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One Year After Pledge To Fix Relations, U.S. Continues Diplomatic Dance With Cuba

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U.S., Cuba Begin Negotiating Billions Of Dollars In Financial Claims

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Syrian Aram al-Doumani (center, facing camera) takes part in a peaceful protest against Syrian President Bashar Assad in Douma, Syria, in 2011. Doumani, who now runs an opposition news agency in Syria, says he is skeptical of a breakthrough in cease-fire talks. Courtesy Aram al-Doumani hide caption

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For A Syrian Activist, Optimism Is Increasingly Hard To Find

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Paris Attacks Lend Urgency To Diplomatic Talks In Vienna

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Secretary Of State John Kerry Expresses 'Outrage' Over Paris Attacks

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