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.N. Whistleblower: International Community Has Failed Darfur

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State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba

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From White House's Perspective, Cuban Embargo Hasn't Worked

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Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

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Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders 'On The Ropes'

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Restrictive Government Makes Fighting Sexual Assault Hard In Egypt

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A Syrian Kurdish child looks through the fence of a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Turkey, last month. The advance of Islamic State jihadists on Kobane has forced some 200,000 refugees to flee across the border to Turkey. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, shown in Tehran in March, supports the nuclear negotiations with the U.S. and other world powers. Iran is now receiving some $700 million a month in sanctions relief. Those watching the negotiations include former U.S. hostages in Iran, who have sought compensation for years. STR/AP hide caption

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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

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Kerry Urges Congress To Ease Up On Iran Nuclear Negotiators

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Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee 'Mega-Crisis'

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North Korea's Charm Offensive Doesn't Distract From Human Rights Record

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NATO has reported a spike in Russian military activity at sea and in NATO and other western European countries' airspace as tensions have mounted over Ukraine. Here, a Russian military long-range bomber aircraft flies in international airspace on Oct. 29. Royal Air Force/AP hide caption

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Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

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In Syria, U.N. Promotes Local Ceasefires To Offer Relief From Civil War

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Fraught U.S.-Russia Relationship Could Undermine Nuclear Security

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Iraqi Yazidi women who fled the violence in the northern Iraq take shelter in the city of Dohuk on Aug. 5. The Yazidis, are a small community that follows an ancient faith and have been repeatedly targeted by jihadists. Yazidi leaders say several thousands members of the community have gone missing in recent months. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq's Yazidis Appeal For Help In Finding Their Missing Women

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