John Kerry

Boris Johnson stands by Saudi Arabia remarks on Riyadh visit
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Boris Johnson stands by Saudi Arabia remarks on Riyadh visit

Foreign Secretary says he is not backing down but what he did say was 'distorted'
12 Dec 2016
Yemeni government rejects US ceasefire
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Yemeni government rejects US ceasefire

Exiled foreign minister says deal represents a 'desire to scuttle peace efforts'
16 Nov 2016
Ukraine rekindles Nato aspirations, angering Russia
Dmitri Medvedev
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Ukraine rekindles Nato aspirations, angering Russia

Dmitry Medvedev warns of 'extremely negative consequences' after Kiev drops non-aligned status
24 Dec 2014
Israeli cabinet collapse triggers early election
Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israeli cabinet collapse triggers early election

Israeli prime minister fires two ministers sending Israel to the polls just two years after the last election
3 Dec 2014
Syria: does Obama know for sure who his 'friends' are?
Charles Laurence
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Syria: does Obama know for sure who his 'friends' are?

Family of beheaded journalist claim he was sold to IS by 'moderates' Obama is now supporting
23 Sep 2014
Climate change marches: hundreds of thousands demand action
New York, People's Climate March
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Climate change marches: hundreds of thousands demand action

Protesters including politicians and celebrities warn climate change is 'biggest threat humanity has faced'
22 Sep 2014
Islamic State may have 31,000 fighters, CIA says
US Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi
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Islamic State may have 31,000 fighters, CIA says

Arab states offer support to US military campaign, but CIA says IS may be much larger threat than originally estimated
12 Sep 2014

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Iraq: new government opens way for US military expansion
The new PM of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi
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Iraq: new government opens way for US military expansion

United States hails new Iraqi cabinet as a milestone in the fight against Islamic State militants
9 Sep 2014
Family of Hamas leader killed as Israel-Gaza talks fail
Palestinians carry the body of Mohammad Deif
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Family of Hamas leader killed as Israel-Gaza talks fail

Wife and child of Hamas leader Mohammed Deif hit by Israeli airstrikes after truce breaks down
20 Aug 2014
Iraq picks Fouad Massoum as president in bid to unite nation
Fouad Massoum during the first session of the Iraqi Parliament
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Iraq picks Fouad Massoum as president in bid to unite nation

But selection of new prime minister expected to be 'more fraught' as Islamic State retains grip on north
25 Jul 2014
CRISPIN BLACK: Drop the bluster, MH17 was a mistake
Crispin Black
In Depth

CRISPIN BLACK: Drop the bluster, MH17 was a mistake

America never apologised for shooting down an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people, 66 of them children
23 Jul 2014
Israeli president says Netanyahu torpedoed peace deal
Benjamin Netanyahu (Left) stands next to Shimon Peres (Right)
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Israeli president says Netanyahu torpedoed peace deal

Shimon Peres says two-state solution was agreed before it was ‘ended’ by Netanyahu
7 May 2014
MIDDLE EAST: Fears grow of third intifada
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MIDDLE EAST: Fears grow of third intifada

More settlement building, more civilians shot dead by the Israeli army: something has to change fast
3 Apr 2014
Will David Cameron address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
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Will David Cameron address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

After four-year delay, observers wonder if Middle East peace process is now finally a priority for PM
12 Mar 2014
Russian investment forces Cameron to cool it on sanctions
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Russian investment forces Cameron to cool it on sanctions

And how do we know? Because, once again, an official visiting the PM has failed to keep his papers to himself
4 Mar 2014
CRISPIN BLACK: West should back Ukraine partition
Crispin Black
In Depth

CRISPIN BLACK: West should back Ukraine partition

If we are happy to let Scotland go (depending on the referendum), we should let Ukraine split too
3 Mar 2014
Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay bill
Gay Rights
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Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay bill

Controversial bill would have let business owners turn away gay customer on religious grounds
27 Feb 2014
SOUTH SUDAN: Why Africa's newest country faces war
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SOUTH SUDAN: Why Africa's newest country faces war

The worsening conflict in South Sudan could become a 'fully-fledged war' if no action is taken, says UN
7 Jan 2014
US SENATE: Syria intervention bridge too far?
Vladimir Putin
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US SENATE: Syria intervention bridge too far?

Russian president tells Obama he needs UN approval for attack as White House secures bipartisan support
4 Sep 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 8 May 2013
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 8 May 2013

8 May 2013
US says Syrian regime has used chemical weapons twice
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria during a press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on April 25, 2
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US says Syrian regime has used chemical weapons twice

Assad crosses Obama's 'red line' by using sarin gas, but president moving 'cautiously' to intervene
26 Apr 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 12 Apr 2013
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 12 Apr 2013

12 Apr 2013