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U.S. embassies brace for backlash ahead of torture report release

Washington - American diplomatic posts and thousands of US Marines have been placed on heightened alert a day ahead of the release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing CIA torture of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.

Op-Ed: Kerry asks for delay in release of Senate torture report

Washington - Since April of this year, the Obama administration has been negotiating with Dianne Feinstein chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee to release a long-promised report on CIA detention and torture of terror suspects during the Bush/Cheney era.

Op-Ed: U.S. considering a possible buffer zone between Syria and Turkey

Ankara - The U.S. and the UK say they are willing to look at the possibility of creating a "buffer zone" between Syria and Turkey. Meanwhile the Islamic State is continuing its assault on the border town of Kobane with fighting now taking place within the town .

Rival Afghan candidates reportedly reach deal

Kabul - Rival candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani were said to be close to a power-sharing agreement back on Tuesday Sept. 16 but talks stalled in part because the two could not agree when the results of final vote audit should be released.

Op-Ed: Afghan presidential process again in turmoil

Kabul - One of two Afghan presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah, threatened to again derail the process brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry to solve the continuing crisis in choosing a president.

In Afghanistan, power-sharing talks break down

Kabul - As Hamid Karzai was scheduled to step down today, September 2, as president of Afghanistan there is still no president to take his place. NATO is slated to discuss Afghanistan at a summit in Wales in two days time with no new Afghan president to attend.

Op-Ed: Kerry's proposed solution to Islamic State is very vague

Kerry, and indeed the wider Obama administration, has been very vague about just how the United States will go about confronting the threat posed by Islamic State.

Israel rejects John Kerry's cease-fire plan for Gaza

Cairo - Secretary of State for the US John Kerry's plan for a five day truce between Hamas and Israel, together with negotiations for a longer term settlement of outstanding issues, failed to gain support from Israel.

Op-Ed: John Kerry defends Obama against Fox News, Lindsey Graham, others

Washington, D. C. - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was busy on Sunday, appearing on five Sunday talk shows and completing the "full Ginsburg." Kerry spent time praising Obama foreign policy and defending against political enemies seeking gain in the mid-term elections.

John Kerry: U.S. blames Russia and separatists for attacking MH17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is building a case against pro-Russian separatists and Russia itself, insisting they are responsible for downing Malaysian Flight MH17 over Ukrainian skies. He outlined his country's case on political talk shows Sunday.

John Kerry caught on 'hot mic' criticizing Israel's Gaza assault

US Secretary of State John Kerry was caught voicing exasperated criticism of Israel's bloody invasion of Gaza during 'hot mic' comments made between Sunday television interviews.

Kerry: U.S. open to cooperating with Iran on the crisis in Iraq

The U.S. Secretary of State has said that the United States administration is open to cooperating with Iran on the crisis in Iraq. He said that the administration may use drone strikes against ISIS.

John Kerry expresses regret over Israel 'apartheid' comment

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he regrets using the word "apartheid" when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian situation. He said that if he could "rewind the tape" he "would have chosen a different word."

John Kerry: Israel risks becoming an 'apartheid state'

US Secretary of State John Kerry recently told a closed-door meeting of influential world leaders that Israel risks becoming "an apartheid state" if there is no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon.

Israel-Palestine peace talks appear to be over

Jerusalem - The Israelis at first placed the blame for failure of peace talks to be extended on the Palestinians but now they are claiming it is the fault of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry returns to Israel to try to salvage peace talks

Jerusalem - John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State returned to Israel in an attempt to save the peace talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. The refusal of Israel to release a final batch of Palestinian prisoners may doom the talks.

U.S. warns Russia against military action in Ukraine

Amid ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering massive military exercises Wednesday, the Obama Administration warns Russia against any military intervention that would violate Ukrainian sovereignty.

White House pressured by key senators over Iran nuclear talks

As negotiations with Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program entered its second day on Sunday, President Barack Obama remained under fire by key senators from both parties for ignoring prior legislation on Iranian sanctions.

Kerry warns of 'consequences' as French exceutives head to Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned France that there will be consequences if French executives violate the sanctions currently imposed on Iran during their trip to the Islamic Republic.

Op-Ed: John Kerry claims that U.S. is actively engaged in Middle East

Davos Platz - Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal said that he had hoped the the U.S. would have invaded Syria by now. In Davos, he complained that U.S. foreign policy is increasingly disengaged from the region and also lacks direction.

U.S. urges Syria rebels to attend peace talks, slams govt

Damascus - Barely a week before the Geneva peace conference about the protracted Syrian civil war, US secretary of State John Kerry ruled out Bashar al-Assad’s stake in the Syria’s future if he fails to discuss a political transition in favor of rebels.

Kerry and Lavrov strive for Syria ceasefire before peace talks

Paris - As part of the preparations for the Geneva II talks scheduled for January 22, both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry have broached the idea of "localized ceasefires."

John Kerry fails to make breakthrough in Israel Palestine talks

Jerusalem - After four days of intense diplomacy in an attempt to move the Israel-Palestine peace talks forward, US Secretary of State John Kerry left for home on Monday (January 6).

John Kerry promises a fair Israel-Palestine peace plan

Riyadh - According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi King Abdullah has offered his "enthusiastic support" to US efforts to reach a fair resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Capture Fallujah from al-Qaeda on your own, US tells Iraq

Fallujah - The United States has reportedly communicated to Iraq that it would support the trouble-torn nation in its fight against al-Qaeda, but without the help of US forces.

Israel delays settlement announcement for John Kerry visit

Ramallah - The Israeli government will delay an announcement on the construction of new settlements while US Secretary of State John Kerry visits the region.

Snoop Dogg and John Kerry bump fists at the White House

Snoop Dogg and his family recently visited the White House, and the legendary rapper actually fist bumped fists with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry stands firm against Iran skeptics, urging no new sanctions

Washington - Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Relations Committee, Tuesday, calling for Congress to give diplomacy a chance and hold off from imposing any new sanctions against Iran.

Op-Ed: Palestinian negotiators claim US asks for concessions on security

Jerusalem - According to a veteran Palestinian official the US is asking Palestinians to grant security concessions in peace talks in order to help silence Israel's complaints about the Iran nuclear program diplomacy.

Op-Ed: On the Geneva, Iran nuclear accord

New York - The November 24 "interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear program" reached between Iran and what is called p5+1 is important. And what happens now is important.
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(L to R) Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia s Foreign Minister Se...
(L to R) Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry and foreign ministers of five other world powers joined talks on Iran's contested nuclear programme on November 23, 2013, with the two sides edging towards a breakthrough to ease a dangerous decade-old standoff
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry checks his Blackberry before a meeting with European Union foreig...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry checks his Blackberry before a meeting with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah (R) in Riyadh
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (R) in Riyadh
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In a one-on-one interview with VOA’s Scott Stearns  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says fugiti...
In a one-on-one interview with VOA’s Scott Stearns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden “betrayed his country” and put the lives of Americans at risk by violating secrecy laws.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Secreary of the Treasury Jacob Lew (R) visit The Great W...
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Secreary of the Treasury Jacob Lew (R) visit The Great Wall of China at Badaling, in north of Beijing on July 8, 2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visit the media seat...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visit the media seating area of Kerry's aircraft as it sits on the tarmac at Geneva International airport, before leaving for London, November 24, 2013
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) arrives at Stansted Airport outside of London on May 14  2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) arrives at Stansted Airport outside of London on May 14, 2014
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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., looking a little bruised after playing hockey
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Secretary Kerry Meets With Arab League Secretary-General al-Araby
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John Kerry is the 68th United States Secretary of State
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on Syria at the U.S. Department of State in Wash...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on Syria at the U.S. Department of State in Washington
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Secretary of State John Kerry is briefed on USAID disaster recovery efforts by Disaster Assistance R...
Secretary of State John Kerry is briefed on USAID disaster recovery efforts by Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader Al Dwyer
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara
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US Secretary of State John Kerry on his way to China from Washington on July 7  2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry on his way to China from Washington on July 7, 2014
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US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane at Le Bourget Airport  north of Paris  on June 27 ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane at Le Bourget Airport, north of Paris, on June 27, 2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry honors fallen Turkish guard Mustafa Akarsu at the U.S. Embassy in...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry honors fallen Turkish guard Mustafa Akarsu at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gives an award to Hilal and Sami Akarsu, children of fallen security guard Mustafa Akarsu
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(L-R) Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gather at the United Nations Palais in Geneva November 24, 2013
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