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Kerry to push for 'immediate' ceasefire

Kerry to push for 'immediate' ceasefire

US Secretary of State John Kerry was to push for an "immediate" ceasefire in Gaza after arriving in Cairo yesterday, President Barack Obama said. Obama also said that while Israel has the right to defend itself against a barrage of Hamas rockets, Washington has "serious concerns about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths...

Kerry planning ME trip 'very shortly'

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday said that he is planning to head "very shortly" to the Middle East, amid mounting efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. "I am planning to go and probably very shortly," the top US diplomat told CBS television's "Face the Nation," adding he was due to speak with President Barack Obama yesterday and "it may be that he'll ask me to leave immediately."

Iraqi town sees heavy fighting

Pro-government forces held off attacks on a key Iraqi town and oil refinery as John Kerry pushed yesterday for unity against a militant onslaught the UN says left over 1,000 dead. But security forces successes, also including retaking a border crossing with Syria, were marred by air strikes that killed civilians as they seek to push back insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant who have seized swathes of five provinces north and west of Baghdad. The...

Kerry visits Baghdad as Isis continues seizure

Kerry visits Baghdad as Isis continues seizure

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq's capital, Baghdad as Sunni insurgents expand their control of towns across north-western Iraq. In Egypt on Sunday, Kerry warned that Sunni militants Isis' "ideology of violence and repression is a threat not only to Iraq but to the entire region". On Sunday rebels - spearheaded...

Kerry tells fugitive Snowden to 'man up'

Kerry tells fugitive Snowden to 'man up'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has labelled intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive from justice who should "man up" and return home. Kerry added that if Snowden, 30, "believes in America, he should trust the American system of justice". His comments come in the wake of an interview with NBC in which Snowden said...

'US eager to engage with Modi'

'US eager to engage with Modi'

US President Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry look forward to engaging with the new BJP government at the earliest, including welcoming India's prime minister-designate Narendra Modi to Washington, a senior US administration official reiterated on Thursday, implicitly acknowledging that the massive mandate the Indian electorate has given to the putative PM has effectively overturned the visa ban Washington had imposed on him. ''We recognize the Indian electorate has weighed in with a resounding mandate for Prime Minister Modi and we want to work with him for advancing his goals for India as a regional and global player,'' Nisha Desai Biswal, the US assistant secretary of state for...

Kerry warns S Sudan factions if pledges not met

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned South Sudan's warring factions Monday against walking away from ceasefire agreements and recently agreed peace talks, saying the implications of such a move would be "serious". "Let me make clear: if there is a total refusal by one party or the other to engage into a legitimate promise which they agreed on... not only might sanctions be engaged but there are other serious implications and possible consequences," he said on a visit to...

Russia accuses West of Ukraine plot

Russia accuses West of Ukraine plot

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of wanting to "seize" Ukraine, amid escalating rhetoric between Russia and the US. On Thursday US Secretary of State John Kerry had accused Russia of "distraction, deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine. The US says Russia has failed to live up to an agreement to end...

US threatens more Russia sanctions

US threatens more Russia sanctions

The US Secretary of State has warned of further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in Ukraine. In a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, John Kerry expressed "deep concern over the lack of positive Russian steps". Russia blames Kiev's leaders for the collapse of last week's Geneva accord. Ukraine's acting...

Nato allies pledge to beef up eastern defences

Nato allies pledge to beef up eastern defences

Nato foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defences of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the US commitment to their security is "unwavering." The ministers from Nato's 28 member nations also ordered suspension of all "practical civilian and military cooperation" with...

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