• Azerbaijan Bars Journalist from Testifying on Corruption
    U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged Azerbaijan to respect the work of independent journalists in remarks made on Capitol Hill yesterday. Senator Cardin, who is co-chair of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, presided at a hearing on "Combating Corruption in the OSCE Region," at which an empty chair was left at the witness table to mark the absence of Khadija Ismayilova, a Baku-based investigative reporter who was denied the opportunity to testify because...
  • Biden Arrives In Ukraine Amid Reports Of Boost In Nonlethal Military Aid
    U.S. officials were quoted as saying privately ahead of the visit that the nonlethal aid Vice President Joe Biden would announce in Kyiv included Humvees from excess supplies in the Pentagon's inventory, as well as the delivery of previously promised radars that can detect the location of enemy mortars.
  • Kerry Meets With Zarif, Ashton In Vienna
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Vienna to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif on November 20 as a next-week deadline for an agreement in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program rapidly approached.
  • NATO: Russian Activity In Baltic Region Poses Risk
    NATO says Russia's growing military presence in the skies above the Baltic region is unjustified and poses a risk to civil aviation.
  • Bomb Derails Train In Southwest Pakistan
    Pakistan officials say a bomb blast has derailed a train in the country's southwest, wounding at least eight people.
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