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Kerry launches US bipartisan group addressing climate 'like a war'

Dec 02, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Former US secretary of state John Kerry says his new group World War Zero includes admirals and generals as well as celebrities including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and rock legend Sting

US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the high level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement at the United Nations General Assembly Hall April 22, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Trump slams ex-secretary of state Kerry for Iran meetings

Sep 15, 2018 - 5:29 AM

US President Donald Trump blasts former secretary of state John Kerry for holding 'illegal meetings' with Iranian officials

Netanyahu held secret Arab peace meeting – report

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:12 PM

The secret meeting according to an Israeli newspaper was held to hear the regional peace plan of then US secretary of state John Kerry

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Jan 15, 2017 - 10:19 PM

UPDATED Around 70 countries attending talks in Paris calls on the two sides to avoid moves that prejudge the outcome of negotiations on final status issues including inter alia Jerusalem borders security refugees

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech at the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. Bertrand Guay/Pool/AFP

Kerry starts swansong tour in Vietnam with Asia push

Jan 13, 2017 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED US Secretary of State John Kerry s visit to Vietnam his 4th trip to the communist country as America s top diplomat is both political and deeply personal

FAREWELL TOUR. US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) arrives with Acting Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before their meeting in Hanoi on Januray 13, 2017. Photo by Alex Brandon/AFP

Kerry back in Vietnam on last diplomatic tour

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:00 PM

John Kerry is due to leave office next week when President Barack Obama hands over power to President elect Donald Trump

JOHN KERRY. US Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, center, and others, as he arrives at the Hanoi Airport on January 12, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by Alex Brandon / AFP

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Dec 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

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Kerry warns Israel settlements threaten democracy

Dec 29, 2016 - 7:53 AM

Trends indicate a comprehensive effort to take West Bank land for Israel and prevent any Palestinian development there says US Secretary of State John Kerry in a landmark speech criticizing Israel for its settler agenda

TWO-STATE SOLUTION. In this photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a 3-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on December 2, 2016 in Rome. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra

Dec 11, 2016 - 2:09 PM

3rd UPDATE ISIS jihadists recapture Palmyra sparking new worries for its remaining ancient treasures

Syrian pro-government forces rest as they patrol Aleppo's Bab al-Nairab neighborhood on December 10, 2016. George Ourfalian/AFP

Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered

Dec 09, 2016 - 2:09 PM

The UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura says talks to end the nearly 6 year war should resume soon

EVACUATION. Syrian residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the Maysaloun neighbourhood of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on December 8, 2016. Photo by Youssef Karwashan/AFP

No breakthrough in Kerry-Lavrov talks on Aleppo

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:07 AM

Kerry will continue on to Paris to take part in a separate meeting organized by his French German and Qatari counterparts December 10 on Syria

Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov (L) speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a 3-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on December 2, 2016 in Rome.  Gregorio Borga/Pool/AFP

Syria army makes new gains, pins down rebels in Aleppo

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM

The advance comes as Moscow and Washington trade barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in the city

Smoke rises from the al-Ethaa government held neighborhood in eastern Aleppo during clashes on December 5, 2016. Youssef Karwashan/AFP

Suspense builds over Trump secretary of state search

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:10 AM

The world is keenly awaiting what will be his most prestigious appointment – America s next top diplomat – scrutinizing the process for clues as to the direction US policy will take after the Republican is sworn in on January 20

A pedestrian crosses 56th Street outside Trump Tower in New York City on December 5, 2016. Dominick Reuter/AFP

Kerry accuses Israeli right of sabotaging peace process

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:59 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry dismisses the idea that more Arab states would strike peace deals with Israel without any moves towards an agreement with the Palestinians

In this photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a 3-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on December 2, 2016 in Rome. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

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New U.S. envoy arrives in Manila: 'Wish me luck'

Dec 01, 2016 - 10:51 PM

In his arrival speech US Ambassador designate Sung Kim praises the deep bond and the extraordinary warmth between Filipinos and Americans

US ENVOY. US Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Sung Kim praises the 'deep bond' between Americans and Filipinos. File photo courtesy of US State Department

New U.S. envoy arriving in Manila on December 1

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:40 PM

US Ambassador designate to the Philippines Sung Kim is replacing Philip Goldberg the subject of consistent tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte

US ENVOY. Incoming US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and his wife, Jae Eun, look on as US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at a swearing-in ceremony for Kim on November 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of the US State Department

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Yasay, Kerry agree to boost Philippines-U.S. ties

Nov 18, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The meeting comes almost a month after President Rodrigo Duterte announced the Philippines supposed military and economic separation from the US

YASAY-KERRY MEETING. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry on November 17, 2016, on the sidelines of the APEC ministerial meeting in Lima, Peru. Photo by Robinson Ninal/Presidential Photo

Kerry pledges seamless power transfer to Trump

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:56 AM

I want to offer my congratulations to President elect Donald Trump and wish him well says US Secretary of State John Kerry

POWER TRANSFER. US Secretary of State John Kerry offers his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump. File photo by Evan Vucci/Pool/AFP

Kerry to be first US top diplomat to visit Antarctica

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:12 AM

From November 10 to 12 Secretary of State John Kerry will make history as the most senior US official to travel to Antarctica

ADVOCATE. In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the high level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement at the United Nations General Assembly Hall April 22, 2016. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

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New U.S. ambassador to the Philippines sworn in

Nov 04, 2016 - 7:39 AM

There is no one better qualified than Sung Kim to be our ambassador to the Philippines at this point in time US Secretary of State John Kerry says

NEW US ENVOY. Ambassador Sung Kim poses for a photo with Philippine Chargé d’Affairés to the US Patrick Chuasoto and State Department Counselor Kristie Kenney before being sworn in as the new US Ambassador to the Philippines by US Secretary of State John Kerry on November 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of US State Department

US, Britain, and UN demand Yemen ceasefire within days

Oct 16, 2016 - 11:25 PM

We cannot emphasize enough today the urgency of ending the violence in Yemen says US Secretary of State John Kerry

(L-R) US Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed make a joint statement on Yemen at Lancaster House in London on October 16, 2016. The United States, Britain and the UN peace envoy to Yemen today urged the warring parties in the country's civil war to declare a ceasefire within days. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JUSTIN TALLIS

Fresh Syria talks end with no breakthroughs

Oct 16, 2016 - 8:25 AM

Talks in Switzerland between Washington Moscow and Syria s neighbors ended within hours of starting with no breakthrough on halting the violence ravaging the war torn country

AT THE TABLE. (L-R) Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukry, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi Arabia FM Adel al-Jubeir, Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Iraqi FM Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif, Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu, Jordan's FM Nasser Judeh, speak together around a table during a meeting on Syria, on October 15, 2016 in Lausanne. Jean-Christophe Bott/Pool/AFP

New Syria talks to open in Switzerland

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:46 PM

With no let up in Syrian President Bashar al Assad s onslaught on eastern Aleppo the sides will look at how to revive the short lived ceasefire

NEW TALKS. Syrians walk over rubble following air strikes on the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on October 12, 2016. Photo by Ameer Alhalbi/AFP

World powers to try again for Syria ceasefire

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:18 AM

UPDATED The meetings come after Syria was plunged into some of the worst violence it has seen as government forces backed by Russian airpower push a brutal assault on rebel held eastern Aleppo

Smoke rises from buildings following air strikes on Damascus' rebel-held eastern suburb of Zamalka on October 12, 2016. Amer Almohibany/AFP

Syria army advances in Aleppo after US drops Russia talks

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:41 AM

3rd UPDATE US Secretary of State John Kerry insists Washington s decision to halt talks did not mean it was abandoning the pursuit of peace

WHAT'S LEFT. A Syrian boy collects items amidst the rubble of destroyed buildings on October 3, 2016, following reported air strikes in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. Abd Doumany/AFP

Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries 'bloodbath'

Oct 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Aleppo is also the focus of a new French led United Nations draft resolution calling for the cessation of hostilities

'BLOODBATH.' Syrian volunteers carry an injured person on a stretcher following Syrian government forces airstrikes on the rebel held neighbourhood of Heluk in Aleppo, on September 30, 2016. Photo by Thaer Mohammed/AFP

US threatens to end negotiations with Russia on Syria

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:58 PM

A State Department spokesman says John Kerry told Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that plans to set up a joint US Russia military cell to target terrorist groups in Syria would also be put on hold

SYRIA TENSIONS. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry speak during the International Syria Support Group meeting, September 22, 2016 in New York. Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

Maduro, Kerry meet in Colombia after peace deal signing

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:53 AM

UPDATED The Maduro Kerry encounter in Cartagena which diplomatic sources said was brief took place on the sidelines of the historic Colombia peace deal signing

Handout picture released by the Venezuelan presidency showing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) talking with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) during a meeting before the peace agreement signing ceremony in Cartegena, Colombia on September 26, 2016. Presidencia/AFP

Russia, US spar at UN as air strikes pound Aleppo

Sep 22, 2016 - 6:43 AM

UPDATED The UN Security Council met for tense crisis talks to try to revive the truce and chart a course toward ending the 5 year war in Syria that has killed 300 000 people

A wide view of the Security Council high-level meeting on the situation in Syria, September 21, 2016. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Fragile Syria truce tested by violence, US-Russia tensions

Sep 17, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The ceasefire has been marred by a lack of humanitarian aid deliveries sporadic violence and increasing friction between Moscow and Washington

SYRIA TRUCE. A general view taken on September 16, 2016, shows the rubble-strewn Castello Road, the main route for humanitarian assistance in to divided Syrian city of Aleppo. Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Syria opposition cautiously welcomes US-Russia truce plan

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Turkey also backs the deal saying that it was essential that the fighting stop and aid start flowing from day one of the ceasefire

US-RUSSIA DEAL. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the conclusion of their press conference following their meeting in Geneva where they discussed the crisis in Syria on September 9, 2016. Kevin Lamarque/Pool/AFP

Syria opposition makes new push for transition

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:05 AM

The opposition s proposal during one day talks in London comes as the world s chemical weapons watchdog said it is disturbed by the alleged use of toxic chemicals in the battleground city of Aleppo

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (C) talks with members of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee, during their meeting at The Foreign Office in central London on September 7, 2016. Leon Neal/Pool/AFP

US, Russia fail to reach Syria deal

Sep 05, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Fresh round of crisis talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the margins of the G20 summit in Hangzhou ends without agreement

In this file photo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry during their meeting in Moscow, on July 15, 2016. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Kerry says united with allies over South China Sea

Aug 31, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The United States is united with its allies in upholding freedom of navigation rights in the South China Sea following a tribunal s decision on the contested waters Secretary of State John Kerry says

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry gestures as he addresses a gathering at The Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi on August 31, 2016. Stringer/AFP

US, Russia move closer to new Syria ceasefire after talks

Aug 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Moscow and Washington support opposite sides in the Syrian conflict which erupted in March 2011 after President Bashar al Assad unleashed a brutal crackdown against a pro democracy revolt

TALKS RESUME. This file photio from the US Department of State shows US Secretary of State John Kerry looking out of a window next to US and Russian national flags, before a meeting with his Russian counterpart, at the Radisson Blu hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Handout photo from the US Department of State/EPA

Kerry, Lavrov meet on Syria conflict

Aug 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM

3rd UPDATE Successive rounds of international negotiations have failed to end a conflict that has killed more than 290 000 people and forced millions from their homes in more than 5 years

TALKS RESUME. This file photio from the US Department of State shows US Secretary of State John Kerry looking out of a window next to US and Russian national flags, before a meeting with his Russian counterpart, at the Radisson Blu hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Handout photo from the US Department of State/EPA

US summons PH envoy after Duterte called Goldberg 'bakla'

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:11 PM

The US defends Ambassador Philip Goldberg whom President Rodrigo Duterte called bakla gay as one of our most senior US diplomats

CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS. More than a month after he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte calls US Ambassador Philip Goldberg 'bakla' (gay). File photo by PCOO EDP

After Kerry, Japan's top diplomat to visit PH

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is set to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

JAPAN'S TOP DIPLOMAT. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrives for a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not in photo) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, on July 28, 2016. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/EPA

Duterte on US Ambassador Goldberg: 'Buwisit ako diyan'

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:11 AM

Kasi nag away kami ng ambassador niya yung ambassador yung bakla Putangina buwisit ako diyan the Philippine President says about US Ambassador Philip Goldberg

CIVIL MOMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in Malacañang Palace on July 19, 2016. Photo by Presidential Photographers Division

Turkey issues warrant for preacher Gulen over coup

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:15 AM

US based preacher Fethullah Gulen strongly denies any involvement and the movement he leads insists it is a charitable network promoting tolerant Islam

ARREST WARRANT. This handout file picture released on September 24, 2013 by Zaman Daily shows exiled Turkish Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Selahattin Sevi/Zaman Daily/AFP

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Kerry and Duterte discuss Paris climate agreement

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Kerry explains aspects of the Paris climate deal to Duterte who says he is willing to follow the agreement as long as everything is fair says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

COURTESY CALL. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with US Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on July 27, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Kerry to Filipino youth: Lead ocean conservation efforts

Jul 27, 2016 - 5:13 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on the Filipino youth to make a difference by leading the fight against threats to world s waters

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with YSEALI alumni in Manila to talk about the Our Ocean launch. Photo from John Kerry's Twitter account

Duterte assures Kerry: Talks with China will begin with Hague ruling

Jul 27, 2016 - 4:50 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry previously says he supports negotiations between Manila and Beijing on the West Philippine Sea dispute

US commits $32M for PH law enforcement training, services

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte discusses with US Secretary of State John Kerry his war on illegal drugs among other topics during the official s courtesy call on the Philippine leader

US-PHILIPPINES RELATIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with US Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on July 27, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

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