Biden administration attempts to revive Iran nuclear talks, but tensions persist

The Biden administration’s attempts to revive talks with Iran over curbing its nuclear program are complicated by continuing tensions over human rights abuses, the unsolved fate of the longest-held American hostage, Iranian proxy attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, and…

At Brookings talk, Van Hollen calls for “quiet diplomacy,” strategic partnerships

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, criticized what he called the Trump administration’s isolationist foreign policy and called for greater collaboration with American allies in a discussion on defense and international affairs at the Brookings Institution Thursday. Van Hollen…

Van Hollen, Rubio seek ballot protections against foreign meddling

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on a bill aimed at bolstering protections for U.S. elections against foreign interference. Van Hollen, a Democrat, and Rubio, a Republican, introduced the “Defending…

U.S. pressure aids release of imprisoned Azeri journalist

Dangerous Reporting: A series of profiles about foreign journalists imprisoned, in hiding, or silenced by courts for reporting on the most sensitive subjects in their countries By HANNAH LANG Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Several months before journalist…

365 days of @realDonaldTrump tweets

An analysis of President Donald Trump’s tweets since his election.

Maryland’s mysterious Russian compound gathers dust, awaits its fate

CENTREVILLE, Maryland — The soccer field is still trimmed to perfection, but no Russians will be gracing the pitch anytime soon. Nor will they be staying in either of the two Georgian-style mansions or in any of the ten bungalows clustered on the 45-acre waterfront property.

Maryland lawmakers back U.S. strike on Syria, but many worried about what’s next

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers on Friday supported the Trump administration’s decision to launch an airstrike on a Syrian airfield in response to that government’s recent chemical weapons attack. But most called on President Donald Trump to consult with Congress and…

Maryland groups, citizens and attorney general join suits against travel order

WASHINGTON – A refugee resettlement group based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has joined the legal fight against President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa. HIAS – represented by the ACLU,…

PERSIAN RUGS: Lifting of Iranian trade embargo is welcomed

The lifting of the Iranian trade embargo is being welcomed by the customers and owner of one local business.

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