Michele KelemenA 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.
African Union and Somali troops launch an attack on al-Shabaab, a militant group linked to al-Qaida, in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday in an effort to protect famine relief efforts, officials said. The World Food Program says it cannot reach 2.2 million people in need of aid in the militant-controlled areas in southern Somalia because of insecurity.
Ali Aujali (second from right) listens to President Obama speak at the State Department in May. Aujali was Moammar Gadhafi's ambassador to the U.S., but resigned after the Libyan uprising began. He now represents the rebels' Transitional National Council.
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President Ali Abdullah Saleh attends an interview with selected media in Sanaa on May 25. Saleh said he would not step down or allow the country to become a "failed state."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gala banquet in Washington, D.C., on Monday. He has promised to present his vision for Israeli-Palestinian peace in a speech before a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday.
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