Kerry to offer US vision of Israel-Palestinian peace Wednesday

Kerry to offer US vision of Israel-Palestinian peace Wednesday

US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer a “comprehensive vision” of how to revive the Israel-Palestinian peace process in a major speech on Wednesday. President Barack Obama’s administration, including Kerry, is to leave office in four weeks and last week gravely offended Israel by failing to veto a critical UN resolution. But US officials […]

Kerry and Lavrov trade blame as air strikes pound Aleppo

Kerry and Lavrov trade blame as air strikes pound Aleppo

Russia and the United States clashed over the carnage in Syria at a tense meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, as air strikes pounded Aleppo following the collapse of a ceasefire. An angry US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that Russia force Syria to ground its air force, which Washington blames for […]

White House confirms Kerry to meet Lavrov for Syria peace talks

White House confirms Kerry to meet Lavrov for Syria peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia’s foreign minister in Geneva about a ceasefire deal for Syria, the State Department said on Thursday in a sudden about-face after saying it did not believe a meeting was worthwhile. Less than an hour after the U.S. State Department said it had no travel to announce […]

Kerry, Lavrov push for Syria deal as first evacuees leave besieged Damascus suburb

Kerry, Lavrov push for Syria deal as first evacuees leave besieged Damascus suburb

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov sought on Friday to finalise an agreement on fighting Islamist militants in Syria as the first evacuees left a besieged Damascus suburb under a plan criticised by the UN. US officials are hoping a deal on combating jihadists in Syria could help lead to an […]

Promote education, fight corruption to defeat terrorism: Kerry

Promote education, fight corruption to defeat terrorism: Kerry

WASHINGTON: Educa­tion is key to defeating terrorism, says US Secretary of State John Kerry, pointing out how during a visit to Pakistan he saw children even in remote mountainous areas attending schools. Equally important, he added, was to fight corruption as officials in developing countries steal billions of dollars every year from state funds. Secretary […]