John Kerry

US Secretary of State Kerry tours Antarctica ahead of climate meeting

US Secretary of State John Kerry completed a two-day Antarctic trip Saturday ahead of a conference on climate change.

Kerry: Breakthrough still possible in Syria talks

A breakthrough in negotiations aimed at ending conflict in Syria is still possible before US President Barack Obama leaves office in January, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

International talks on Syria in Switzerland end in silence

Talks between the United States, Russia, and regional stakeholders in the Syrian conflict ended Saturday evening in the Swiss city of Lausanne with no concrete results known.

Kerry, Lavrov to meet for Syria talks on Saturday in Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday to discuss the conflict in Syria.

US threatens to suspend work with Russia over Aleppo bombing

US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Wednesday to end US engagement with Russia on Syria, further escalating tensions with Moscow over its involvement in the war-ravaged country.

US and Russia agree on Syria ceasefire plan

The United States and Russia early Saturday announced an agreement on a plan to reduce violence in Syria, calling for a ceasefire starting at sundown on Monday and a move towards a political...

No breakthrough in US, Russian diplomatic talks on Syria

The top diplomats of the United States and Russia were meeting in Geneva on Friday for talks about the war in Syria.

US, Russia close in on Syria truce deal but differences remain

The United States and Russia could not agree Friday on how to bring about a broad truce in Syria, but the top diplomats of the two key players in this conflict announced that such a deal was...

Turkish prime minister: 81,000 civil servants suspended since coup

Turkey has suspended or fired 81,494 state employees, including more than 3,000 soldiers, since the failed coup attempt last month, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, according to broadcaster...

Turkey ups political pressure on US to extradite alleged coup leader

Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag claimed Friday that the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from the United States will be a "political decision" rather than a judicial matter.

Kerry, Duterte reaffirm defence alliance amid South China Sea tension

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reaffirmed the two countries’ defence alliance amid ongoing tension in the South China Sea.

Russia, US reach new deals on fighting terrorists in Syria

Russia and the United States have reached new agreements on fighting terrorists in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Kerry pushes countries to agree on greenhouse chemicals pact

Countries should quickly make the final push towards a new pact on curbing the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a set of chemicals that have a strong global warming effect, US Secretary of State...

Kerry: US-British ties to stay "special and unbreakable" after Brexit

Ties between Washington and London will stay "special and unbreakable" after Britain leaves the European Union, US Secretary of State John Kerry said after meeting British leaders on Tuesday.

US, Georgia strengthen defence collaboration ahead of NATO summit

The United States strengthened its defence cooperation with the former Soviet republic of Georgia on Wednesday ahead of a major NATO summit this week.