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World Feb 18A new Iran deal? Syria truce may demand one
The pursuit of peace in Syria may require the United States and Iran to break new ground in their increasingly comfortable diplomatic relationship.
World Feb 13Kerry criticizes Russian actions in Syria and Ukraine
Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.
World Feb 12Updated: Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.
Nation Feb 02Kerry used private email to send Clinton now-classified info
The State Department says Sen. John Kerry used a private email account to send information now deemed classified to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her personal server.
World Jan 24Kerry urging China to take firmer stand against North Korea’s nuclear program
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Asia, where he is pushing for a resolution to simmering maritime disputes and to refocus China's attention on North Korea's nuclear program.
World Jan 21Kerry: Some Iran sanctions relief likely to go to terrorists
DAVOS, Switzerland — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday it is likely that some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief granted to Iran under a landmark nuclear deal will go to groups deemed terrorists.
World Jan 17U.S.-Iran ties warming after nuclear deal
The lifting of sanctions and the exchange of prisoners this weekend show American relations with Iran are improving. President Obama on Sunday attributed the developments to effective diplomacy, even as his critics said the moves would adversely influence U.S. security.
Politics Jan 06AP: U.S. sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's best-case scenario for political transition in Syria does not foresee Bashar Assad stepping down as the country's leader before March 2017, outlasting Barack Obama's presidency by at least two months, according to a document obtained…
World Nov 17Cease-fire in Syria potentially weeks away, John Kerry says
PARIS — A cease-fire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday as he visited Paris to show solidarity with France after last week's attacks.
World Nov 16Kerry arrives in Paris to show U.S. support for France after attacks
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Paris to show American solidarity with France after last week's deadly terror attacks.