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.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greet each other before a meeting in Kolkata, India, on May 7. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hillary Clinton: 'Incredible Rush' Will Have Its End

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Deal Would Allow Activist To Leave China

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In Turn, Chinese Activist Wants To Leave Country

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Fighting In Sudan Displaces 35,000 People

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Syrian President Bashar Assad was supposed to pull the military out of cities by Tuesday, but more attacks were reported. Some Syrians rallied in support of Assad and his Baath Party in the capital, Damascus, on Saturday. Bassem Tellawi/AP hide caption

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Despite Deadline, No Letup In Syrian Fighting

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Sudanese troops stand next to a burnt-out military vehicle in the oil center of Heglig after clashes with South Sudanese forces Wednesday. Recent fighting has raised fears of a renewed war. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For The Two Sudans, The Threat Of War Looms

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U.S. Spent Two Decades On 'Kony' Before Viral Video

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North Korea's military fires missiles during a drill in this undated photo released Oct. 6, 2010, by the Korean Central News Agency. North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear activities and allow inspections, while the U.S. says it will provide food aid to the country. Korean Central News Agency/AP hide caption

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N. Korea To Halt Nuclear Tests; U.S. To Provide Aid

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at a conference on Syria in Tunis, Tunisia, on Friday. The participants were united in their calls for a ceasefire and for Syrian President Bashar Assad to allow humanitarian aid into his country. EPA /Landov hide caption

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Clinton Steps Up Calls For A Halt To Violence In Syria

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International Community Focuses On Helping Somalia

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Demonstrators take part in a protest against Syria's President Bashar Assad in the Syrian city of Jisr al-Shughour, while holding olive branches to show support for the city of Homs, Feb. 9. Handout/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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With Death Toll Soaring, What's Next In Aid To Syria?

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Egyptian police raid a nongovernmental organization office in Cairo last December. Egyptian investigating judges on Sunday referred 43 NGO workers, including 19 Americans, to trial before a criminal court for allegedly being involved in banned activities and illegally receiving foreign funds, security officials said. Mohammed Asad/AP hide caption

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U.S. Aid At Risk As Egypt Targets Democracy Groups

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A police officer speaks to Ukraine's former prime minster, Yulia Tymoshenko, after she was convicted of abuse of power charges in a court in Kiev on Oct. 11, 2011. She is now serving a seven-year term, but her supporters say the charges against her were politically motivated. Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ukraine, A Daughter Takes Up Her Mother's Cause

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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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