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State Dept.: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her rel...

Russia releases US Marine vet in surprise prisoner exchange

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia and the United States have carried out an unexpected prisoner exchange in a time of high tensions, trading on Wednesday a Marine veteran jailed by Moscow for a convicted Russi...

Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing American hostages

Last summer, two U.S. officials ventured into hostile territory for a secret high-stakes meeting with American adversaries. The Syrian government officials they were scheduled to mee...

Report: State Department employee wrongly removed from job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s inspector general has found that an employee working on Iranian policy was improperly removed from her post because of her ethnic background and perceived poli...