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.

With 3 U.S. Citizens In Iranian Jail, A Look At What's Driving The Arrests

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U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt

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Secretary Of State John Kerry To Host Conference On Fighting ISIS

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna on Jan. 16, after the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that Iran met all conditions under the nuclear deal. The accord is now 1-year-old. Iran is seen as abiding by requirements of the deal, but its relations with the U.S. and other rivals have not improved on other fronts. Kevin Lamarque/AP hide caption

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Apparent Military Coup In Turkey Could Have Global Consequences

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Secretary Of State Kerry Hopes For 'Stability' In Turkey Amid Apparent Coup

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51 State Department Employees Sign Memo Objecting To U.S. Policy In Syria

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Syrian refugees at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, on May 26. President Obama wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, says there's a "tremendous flow" of Syrian refugees coming into the U.S. and the program should be suspended. Yannis Kolesidis/AP hide caption

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Fact Check: Donald Trump And Syrian Refugees

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the United Nations on Thursday. In a surprising admission, Ban said he came under pressure to remove Saudi Arabia from a list of countries that harm children. The Saudis had been placed on the list because of their bombing campaign in Yemen. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Saudi Arabia Dropped From List Of Those Harming Children; U.N. Cites Pressure

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Syrian President Bashar Assad addresses parliament in Damascus on Tuesday, saying he will retake "every inch" of Syrian territory. Assad's defiant tone comes at a time when peace efforts for the country have been crumbling. SANA via AP hide caption

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Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

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Russia and China were among the 10 countries voting against the press freedom group's application for U.N. credentials. But South Africa indicated on Friday that it would reverse its "no" vote. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Panel Blocks Accreditation Bid By Committee To Protect Journalists

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right), along with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (left), speak to reporters in London on May 12. They tried to assure European banks they won't be penalized for conducting legitimate business with Iran. Critics say it should not be up to the U.S. to encourage investment in Iran. Josh Lederman/AP hide caption

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John Kerry's Awkward Push For Investment In Iran

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U.S. May Send Weapons To Libya's Fledgling Government

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