ARTICLES RELATING TO JOHN KERRY

Gangs threaten election peace in Nigeria's key city

2015-03-19 15:00

Nigeria’s city of Lagos has emerged as one of the "most worrying" hotspots and faces a "high risk of significant violence" during the upcoming polls, the country’s human rights commission says.

Kerry in Egypt for talks on ISIS, Palestinians

2015-03-13 10:02

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheik where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the fight against the ISIS group.

Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

2015-03-10 13:35

Barack Obama has pilloried Republicans over an incendiary letter to Iran’s leaders that warned a nuclear deal with the US could be scrapped by the next president.

Kerry rebukes UN as "obsessed" with Israel

2015-03-02 23:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused the UN Human Rights Council of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the US would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it.

Kerry: Russia lied about activities in Ukraine

2015-02-24 22:20

Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia has lied "to my face and the face of others on many different occasions" about its activities in Ukraine.

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

2015-02-21 07:57

In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington.

Kerry: Fighting extremism requires more than military action

2015-02-19 19:40

Secretary of State John Kerry is decrying a "silly" media debate over what must be done to fight violent extremism.

Scores killed as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city

2015-01-26 07:23

Nigerian troops have clashed with Boko Haram extremists in fierce fighting that killed more than 200 combatants, while insurgents have looted villages, slit residents' throats and abducted dozens of people.

Kerry: Coalition has killed 50% of ISIS leaders

2015-01-23 05:00

Iraq and its allies have made significant gains in battling ISIS, killing thousands of fighters and 50% of the group's top commanders, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Kerry: US, UK may set up scheme to deal with Boko Haram

2015-01-15 19:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and his British counterpart are discussing a special initiative to deal with the Boko Haram extremist group in Nigeria and its neighbours.

 

Kerry will talk to Syria's Assad

2015-03-15 18:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to stem that nation's violence.

Kerry: Congress can't modify any Iran-US nuclear agreement

2015-03-11 22:07

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told US lawmakers they would not be able to modify any nuclear agreement struck between the US and Iran despite threats by Republican senators.

US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

2015-03-04 15:06

Undeterred by Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, US and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran’s atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

Ukraine's frontlines calm ahead of gas talks

2015-03-02 12:22

Ukraine’s frontlines have been relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourn the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer.

'Significant gaps' remain in Iran talks - Kerry

2015-02-22 07:22

There are still "significant gaps" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry says, warning that President Barack Obama was not prepared to extend them further.

Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire

2015-02-20 10:35

The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia have renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations - including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels.

Kerry backs arms embargo on South Sudan

2015-02-07 06:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for a UN vote creating an arms embargo on South Sudan in an effort to end the civil war there, a US official says.

New Boko Haram attacks as Kerry visits Nigeria

2015-01-25 17:06

Nigeria's military has fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri as US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.

Kerry: I want to give big hug to Paris

2015-01-15 22:09

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not travelling to France to apologise for the failure to send an official to the unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris".

Palestine pushes UN to end Israeli occupation

2014-12-17 09:48

Palestine is to push a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the US is ready to veto the measure.

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