ARTICLES RELATING TO JOHN KERRY

Australia PM defends fight on jihadist 'death cult'

2014-09-01 13:52

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Australia's military involvement in battling ISIS militants, calling the jihadist group a "death cult" involved in ethnic cleansing.

Americans among 12 000 foreign fighters in Syria

2014-08-22 10:43

Some 12,000 foreign jihadists from 50 countries, including Americans, have gone to fight in Syria since the conflict began, the US State Department said Thursday.

Australia to join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq

2014-08-13 15:39

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australian planes will join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq and did not rule out the possibility of greater military involvement.

Australia grandfather in tears at severed head pic

2014-08-12 12:27

The grandfather of a boy pictured holding a severed head in Syria says the shocking image brought him to tears, with the growing problem of jihadists fighting overseas to be a focus of US-Australia talks.

Kerry urges new inclusive government in Iraq

2014-08-12 08:54

US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to quickly form an inclusive government, and ruled out sending US combat troops to the country.

China rebuffs US efforts on S China Sea tensions

2014-08-10 18:45

China has appeared to rebuff pressure from the United States to rein in its assertive actions in the South China Sea.

World bodies move toward South Sudan ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:18

The international community is moving toward issuing an ultimatum to the parties in South Sudan's civil war raging since 2013, US secretary of state John Kerry warns.

US calls for political tolerance in Africa

2014-08-05 07:49

The US has opened a US-Africa summit by urging African leaders to respect political differences, saying that core democratic principles are vital to achieving long-term economic growth.

Kerry to test waters with India's Modi

2014-08-01 14:38

US Secretary of State John Kerry will met with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.

Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire

2014-08-01 05:37

Israel and Hamas have agreed to begin a 72-hour ceasefire from 0500 GMT, alongside a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed after almost four weeks of fighting.

Kerry: Netanyahu has asked for help on truce

2014-07-29 20:59

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh US help in trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, top US diplomat John Kerry says.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

Israel, Hamas set to start 12-hour ceasefire

2014-07-26 07:46

The Israeli military and the militant Palestinian Hamas are set to start a 12-hour ceasefire, but a longer-term truce remained elusive.

Kerry says can't wait indefinitely for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-25 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will soon decide if Hamas and Israel are willing to agree on a Gaza ceasefire and will not stay in the region indefinitely.

Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume flights

2014-07-23 07:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry on to help restore commercial flights to Israel.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

2014-07-22 12:05
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Gaza: Ban wants cease-fire first, then talks

2014-07-21 22:05

The UN secretary general is urging Israel and Hamas to end the fighting in Gaza, then hold dialogue in a bid to reach a truce to end two weeks of conflict.

Kerry caught on open mic over Gaza deaths

2014-07-21 07:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry, caught on an open microphone, has been overheard making what seemed to be a sarcastic remark about Israel's insistence it is doing its utmost to avoid civilian casualties.

Deadliest attack since 2001 hits Afghanistan

2014-07-16 08:21

A suicide bomber has blown up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 US-led invasion.

Kerry keeps trying in Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-14 12:52

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal.

Afghan candidates agree to audit results

2014-07-12 21:08

US Secretary of State John Kerry says both of Afghanistan's presidential candidates are committed to abiding by the results of the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the election runoff ballots possible.

China-US confrontation would be a disaster - Xi

2014-07-09 11:23

Confrontation between China and the US would be a disaster and both must respect each others' sovereignty, Chinese President Xi Jinping says as he opened annual talks between the world's two biggest economies.

Final push in 'historic' Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-03 16:31

Iran nuclear talks have entered the decisive endgame with a final round of negotiations which could go right down to a 20 July deadline for a deal.

India summons US envoy on spying claim

2014-07-02 13:36

India has summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

2014-06-26 08:42

Syrian warplanes have bombed Sunni militants’ position inside Iraq, military officials say, deepening concerns that the extremist insurgency could morph into an even wider regional conflict.

 

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

2014-08-20 14:09

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea has called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

UN Security Council in S Sudan to push for peace

2014-08-12 14:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have landed in war-torn South Sudan in a bid to end eight months of conflict that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine.

Kerry slams failed South Sudan peace deal

2014-08-12 10:45

The United States has lambasted South Sudan's warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

Kerry, Hagel in Sydney for Australia-US talks

2014-08-11 13:38

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel have arrived in Sydney for annual ministerial meetings on security cooperation and international conflicts.

Kerry seeks resolution on Afghan election dispute

2014-08-08 10:37

US secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul aimed at pressuring Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates to resolve the disputed elections and have the winner installed.

Egypt mediates talks between Israel, Palestine

2014-08-06 12:17

Egyptian officials mediating talks for a durable truce in Gaza have met an Israel delegation during the night and were to relay their demands to Palestinian representatives.

German media report Israel spied on Kerry

2014-08-04 07:28

German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that Israel and at least one other intelligence agency were listening in on Secretary of State John Kerry's unsecured phone calls last year.

Israel continues 'defensive' action during truce

2014-08-01 08:59

Israel will keep up 'defensive' operations against tunnels during a 72-hour truce in Gaza, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Kerry: US still hopeful for Gaza ceasefire

2014-07-31 18:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he remained hopeful for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict but declined to predict when.

Kerry quotes Mandela for Mideast truce

2014-07-28 20:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry evoked the memory of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela to press his push for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians.

Kerry hopes for more Gaza pauses

2014-07-27 21:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry is working for Israel and Hamas to agree to further halts in the Gaza bloodshed ahead of Egyptian-led peace talks, an official says.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00
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In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Kerry: Some progress in Gaza truce efforts

2014-07-23 18:39

Washington's top diplomat has said that global efforts to end 16 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing, as the fighting raged on and airlines suspended flights.

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

2014-07-22 22:08

The UN secretary general has said it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel.

US condemns attack on Egyptian soldiers

2014-07-22 07:46

The US has condemned a weekend attack on an Egyptian border checkpoint which left 21 soldiers dead, and vowed to keep up support for Egypt’s security.

Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 17:54

The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has risen above 500 as the army said it had killed 10 militants who tunnelled into Israel.

US lays out 'evidence' against rebels in MH17

2014-07-20 20:42
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has laid out "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" that Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels were behind the downing of a Malaysian jet.

US, Iran lay ground for nuclear talks extension

2014-07-16 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart laid the groundwork for an extension of a deadline to strike a historic nuclear deal after intense talks in Vienna.

Israel keeps up air strikes on Gaza Strip

2014-07-14 07:56
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Israel has kept up air strikes and artillery fire on Gaza Strip despite diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed, as its offensive enters the seventh day.

End violence, Kerry tells S Sudan leaders

2014-07-10 07:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s feuding leaders to show "courage and leadership" by halting deadly violence as the nation marks its third anniversary.

Afghan suicide attack kills 16

2014-07-08 14:18

At least 16 people, including four foreign soldiers, have been killed in a suicide attack near a clinic in eastern Afghanistan, an official says.

Iraq struggles to drive back Sunni militants

2014-07-03 13:01

Baghdad's forces are struggling to break a military stalemate with Sunni militants, as US officials reach out to key leaders to push for an end to political chaos in Iraq.

Clock ticking on Iran nuclear talks: Kerry

2014-07-01 19:24

Time is running short to reach a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and negotiations will not be extended merely as a foot-dragging ploy, John Kerry warns.

Ukraine seeks Putin help to save crumbling truce

2014-06-25 12:50

Ukraine's new Western-backed leader has sought urgent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin after rebels shot down an army helicopter despite ceasefire orders from their own commander to observe a fragile truce.

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