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.

Outspoken Ambassador To Syria Returns To U.S.

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Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, in a 2006 photo. The Obama administration has sent 100 troops to advise militaries in Uganda and neighboring countries that are battling Kony's forces.

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Activists Support U.S. Move Against Uganda Rebels

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State Department Pulls U.S. Ambassador Out Of Syria

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) hands a formal letter for Palestine to be admitted as a state to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon during the 66th General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 23. Palestinians now are pursuing full membership in other U.N. agencies.

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Palestinians Try Alternate U.N. Route, Worrying U.S.

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U.S., Europe Shield Syrian Dissidents Abroad

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White House Tries To Increase Pressure On Iran

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Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

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Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, vetoed a Security Council resolution Wednesday condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on pro-reform protesters. The vote set off a public rebuke from Washington.

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U.S. 'Reset' With Russia On Edge After Syria Vote

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U.N. Resolution Against Syria Fails In Security Council

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Protesters shout slogans against the Syrian government in front of the White House in July. A new report from Amnesty International documents more than 30 cases of Syrian activists living overseas whose activities have been monitored and whose families in Syria have been threatened.

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Syrian Exiles Fear Long Reach Of Secret Police

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Russia's leading political party, United Russia, called for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and and President Dmitry Medvedev to effectively switch jobs when Russia holds elections next year. Putin previously served as president from 1999-2008. Yekaterina Shtukina/AP hide caption

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Will U.S.-Russia Reset Survive A Putin Presidency?

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Nations Duel Over Palestinian Statehood Bid

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Palestinian President Asks U.N. For State Recognition

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Arab Spring Changes Ahmadinejad's Position At U.N.

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Obama Tries To Get Mideast Peace Talks Going Again

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