Obama Administration Continues to Support Goals of Hong Kong Protesters

State Department official reiterates Obama administration’s support for the demands of Hong Kong protesters at a hearing chaired by Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin Wednesday.

As Anniversary Nears, Maryland Man Remains In Cuban Prison

As the fifth anniversary of Maryland resident Alan Gross’s imprisonment in Cuba approaches, the state’s congressional delegation remains frustrated with the efforts being made to secure his release.

Afghans Must Take Responsibility for Own Country, Sen. Cardin Says in Foreign Policy Interview

Sen. Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sat down with Capital News Service this week to discuss some of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the United States.

Sour U.S.-Russia Relations Hit Maryland, State Closes Trade Office

Opened amid much fanfare in 2010, Maryland’s trade office in Russia has been closed for now, a casualty of sour U.S.-Russia relations.

Syrian Resettlement to U.S. Limited by Security Issues, Process

With more than 3 million refugees created during the ongoing Syrian crises, Ahmad Beetar, a journalist displaced from Syria, tells his story of how he made his way to Glenmont, and what it’s like to adjust to a different life.

Cautious Optimism over Maryland-India Trade

Despite exports from Maryland to India decreasing by almost 15 percent in recent years, Maryland businesses are optimistic about growth in trade between the two.