ARTICLES RELATING TO JOHN KERRY

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.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu

2014-12-15 10:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet the Israeli prime minister, two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

Kerry to climate talks: No excuses, get to work

2014-12-12 14:44

Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to spur slow-moving UN climate talks, telling nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming and to shun the cheap route of high-polluting coal.

Any Iran strikes against ISIS positive – Kerry

2014-12-04 07:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed any Iranian military action against ISIS jihadists in Iraq as “positive” after the Pentagon said Tehran had carried out air strikes against the group.

Qatar lifts travel ban against US couple

2014-12-03 12:46

An American couple blocked from leaving Qatar after being cleared in the death of their 8-year-old adopted daughter are now free to go.

Kerry: Big gaps remain in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-22 16:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there are still serious gaps in talks over Iran's nuclear programme despite signs of some progress two days before a deadline to reach a deal between Tehran and major powers.

Jerusalem attack act of pure terror – Kerry

2014-11-18 11:31
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four Israelis as an “act of pure terror and senseless brutality”.

Kerry in bid to cool Jerusalem tempers

2014-11-13 20:34

Top US diplomat John Kerry has mounted a diplomatic push to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through meetings in Jordan with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Tough time for Iran nuclear negotiators

2014-10-30 23:44

The world will know in the coming weeks if Iran can make the tough decisions needed for a nuclear deal the US Secretary of State says.

Lavrov says deadline for Iran deal 'not sacred'

2014-10-15 07:08

Russia's foreign minister says the deadline to strike a nuclear deal with Iran is 'not sacred', in the strongest suggestion yet of a possible extension.

Kerry: Address climate change now

2014-10-09 19:30

The US secretary of state says the world needs to confront climate change while there's still time.

Kerry: Turkey to be on frontlines of anti-ISIS fight

2014-09-24 09:02

Secretary of State John Kerry said that Turkey had pledged to take part in the US-led coalition against Islamic militants following the release of 49 Turkish hostages.

Egypt 'using detention' to silence opponents

2014-09-19 13:59

The growing number of political detainees in Egypt is raising concerns about human rights abuses, an issue US secretary of state John Kerry says he has had 'frank' talks about in Cairo.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

2014-09-16 12:36

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight 'terrorism'. What exactly the word means is another matter entirely.

Kerry drums up support to fight jihadists

2014-09-13 20:20

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Egypt was on the frontline against "terrorism" after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria.

Arab League chief: Confront ISIS group

2014-09-08 10:50

The head of the Arab League has urged its members to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically", issuing an apparent call to arms.

Iran: Nuclear deal possible if world is 'sincere'

2014-09-05 18:09

A top Iranian negotiator says that a comprehensive nuclear agreement with the West remains possible before a November deadline, as long as world powers are sincere during upcoming talks.

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.

 

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.

Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

2014-12-14 10:09

After late-night wrangling at UN talks in Peru, negotiators have reached a watered-down deal that sets the stage for a global climate pact in Paris next year.

Kerry: New flexible war powers needed to fight ISIS

2014-12-10 13:45

Secretary of State John Kerry says a new congressional authorisation for US military operations against ISIS should not be limited to Iraq and Syria and should not bind President Obama.

Anti-ISIS fight will take years - Kerry

2014-12-03 16:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned it will take years for a US-led coalition to defeat ISIS, as Washington said arch-foe Iran had launched its first air strikes against the jihadists.

Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-24 15:29

Time is running out for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely.

Kerry seeks breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-21 14:10

Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame as US secretary of state John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.

Kerry blasts ISIS barbarity

2014-11-18 05:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has launched a withering critique of ISIS, blasting extremist brutality and insisting the world will not be intimidated.

Kerry, Abbas meet as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar

2014-11-13 14:10

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Jordan for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and occupied territories.

Cuba doctors at forefront of Ebola crisis

2014-10-22 05:57

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the US.

Kerry meets Egypt's Sisi to press democracy

2014-10-13 11:14

US secretary of state John Kerry is meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to press the former military leader to adopt greater democratic reforms.

US partially lifts 40-year ban on Vietnam arms sales

2014-10-03 08:41

The US is to partially lift a 40-year arms embargo against its former foe Vietnam, in a landmark decision set to infuriate China.

Foreign ministers urge immediate Libya ceasefire

2014-09-23 12:43

Foreign ministers from 13 countries plus the EU and UN have called for an immediate truce in Libya and backed moves to try end a bitter power struggle between rival governments.

US open to talks with Iran on ISIS - Kerry

2014-09-16 12:36

As more than two dozen nations pledged to help Iraq fight ISIS militants, the US says it is open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

Kerry won't be drawn into back and forth with Iran

2014-09-15 20:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry has refused be drawn into a "back and forth" with Iran, following Tehran's assertion that it had rebuffed a US request to coordinate a response to ISIS.

Iran hopes new Iraq government can restore calm

2014-09-09 13:00

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's new government, saying he hoped it would help turn the tide against Islamic State jihadists.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators

2014-09-03 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues.

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.

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