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.

Chinese paramilitary police patrol outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on April 28. Chen Guangcheng, a blind legal activist who fled house arrest in his rural Chinese village, is reported to be under the protection of U.S. officials. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to China for what was supposed to be a routine visit. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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Activist's Escape Complicates Clinton's China Visit

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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. To Continue Aid To Egypt After NGO Crackdown

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U.N. Security Council Approves Annan's Syria Plan

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Peace Deal Process With Taliban Stalls

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

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference on Monday in Washington, D.C. He said he would never let his "people live in the shadow of annihilation." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama, Netanyahu Differ On How To Deal With Iran

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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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Robert Ford (left), the U.S. ambassador to Syria, speaks to an unidentified U.S. military attache during a guided government tour in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur last June. The U.S. has closed its embassy in Syria owing to security concerns, but Ford is using Facebook to stay involved in the country. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Twitter Diplomacy: State Department 2.0

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Voice of America was criticized after the veracity of its interview with a Russian anti-corruption activist was questioned. In this photo provided by the network, a control room is seen during a Russian-language Web show. Voice of America hide caption

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Russian Accuses Voice Of America Of Fake Interview

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Asia Strategy In Focus As U.S., Chinese Leaders Meet

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