US State Dept reviewing $221m payment to Palestinians

2017-01-25 10:03

The US State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians over the objections of congressional Republicans.

Kerry speech 'skewed against Israel' - Netanyahu

2016-12-28 21:00

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "skewed against Israel".

Israel delays settler permits ahead of Kerry speech

2016-12-28 14:04

Israel has delayed a vote on permits for settler homes at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request, ahead of a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Boko Haram leader warns Trump 'war has just begun'

2016-11-14 14:27

The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that "the war has just begun" against the West.

US still in 'pursuit of peace' in Syria - Kerry

2016-10-04 16:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted that Washington is still seeking peace in Syria, but said it had dropped ceasefire talks with Russia because of "outrage' over Moscow's support for the regime.

Kerry threatens to end Syria talks with Russia over Aleppo

2016-09-28 22:22

Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.

US to Russia: Syria military cooperation not guaranteed

2016-09-16 21:53

The Obama administration is warning Russia that potential military cooperation in Syria will not happen unless humanitarian aid begins to flow into Aleppo and other besieged communities.

Who's who in Syria's ceasefire

2016-09-12 17:56

A new ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States is due to begin at sundown in Syria.

Kerry says evidence of ISIS links to Bangladesh extremists

2016-08-29 23:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said there has been evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan 'protection force'

2016-08-23 08:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the deployment of a 4 000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.


In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

2016-12-28 21:36

In a stern parting shot, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Israel that building settlements on Palestinian land threatens the country's very future as a democracy.

Two states only way to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace: Kerry

2016-12-28 18:49

US Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted the only way to secure a lasting peace between Israel and Palestinians is to negotiate a two-state solution to their conflict.

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honour

2016-12-11 05:57

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honour after French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault bestowed the award in Paris.

Kerry, UK foreign secretary host meeting on Libya

2016-10-31 13:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are hosting a meeting in London designed to break Libya's political stalemate

Russia says it will support 48-hour truce in Syria's Aleppo

2016-09-29 16:06

A top Russian diplomat says a United States' threat to halt cooperation with Russia in the Syria conflict constitutes an "emotional breakdown" and says Russia is willing to support a 48-hour cease-fire around Aleppo

Kerry admits diplomacy at impasse as Syrian truce collapses

2016-09-23 12:19

Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomacy over Syrian is at an impasse after this week's cease-fire collapse and the Syrian government's announcement of a new offensive on Aleppo.

Kerry raises possibility of US approving strikes by Assad

2016-09-12 23:02

Secretary of State John Kerry is raising the possibility of the US and Russia approving airstrikes by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government as part of a new cease-fire.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

2016-08-31 21:36

The first regular commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States has landed in Cuba, as the two nations have taken the latest step in their efforts to boost ties.

Kerry warns against military crackdowns in Nigeria

2016-08-23 21:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry has congratulated Nigeria on its recent military successes against Boko Haram, but warned the country will face a blowback if it "cracks down" on the Islamists with excessive force.

Kerry in Kenya to discuss regional security and terrorism

2016-08-22 14:13

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Kenya where he is expected to hold talks with leaders of the East African nation focusing on regional security and extremism.

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