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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bye-Bye 'ISIL'? John Kerry Calling ISIS By Arabic Term It Hates | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry is a distinguished diplomat with impeccable manners -- but that doesn't mean he's above lobbing a well-pla...

John Kerry: U.S. To Push For Coalition To Fight 'Cancer' Of Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will use a NATO summit next week to push for a coalition of...

U.S. Presses Russia: Syria Cannot Delay Removal Of Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

(Adds background, quote) KINSHASA, May 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he spoke with Russia's Foreign Minister S...

Dem Senator Presses John Kerry On Safety Of Journalists

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists risk their lives to provide information that shapes U.S. policy, says a Democratic senator who is pressing Secretary o...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Joshua Hersh

More Syrians Than Ever Rush To Leave Aleppo | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey -- On Saturday afternoon, a Syrian man who gave his name as Sobhi was standing on the side of the road a few feet in...

Kerry: Assad Will Not Be Part Of Syria's Transitional Government

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says there is no way that Syrian President Bashar Assad can be part of a transitiona...

John Kerry Heads To Syria Talks After Iran Spat

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Switzerland for an international conference on ending the crisis in Syria after a ...

Kerry Pushes 'Test Of Credibility'

AP | LARA JAKES and LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

PARIS (AP) — The head of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group says its international supporters agree that Bashar Assad has no future as the...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Opposition Leader Rejects Geneva Talks, As Peace Plan Falters | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A proposed round of Syrian peace talks slated for later this month appears to be on the verge of collapse after both major parties have said...

Kerry Calls For Urgent Syria Conference

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to s...

On Invoking the Deaths of Children: Where Does the Real "Moral Obscenity" Lie?

Eric Reeves | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Eric Reeves

To suggest that the terrors of children in Darfur, their pain and agony, as well as their deaths are any less "morally obscene" than gas attacks on children in Syria is a painfully invidious comparison -- the more so since in the end, it is politically expedient.

Kerry Gives Statement On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a statement on Syria Thursday, pushing a U.N. report that confirmed the use of chemical weapons in the country. ...

Kerry Warns Syria: 'Threat Of Force Is Real' If Deal Not Followed

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE & JOSEF FEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday sent a strong warning to Syri...

Kerry: We Have A Deal

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

GENEVA — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military ac...


Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I don't think that John Kerry, a man not known for having even an ounce of whimsy, made a whimsical, outlandish out-of-the-blue quip at a dead-serious press conference about how Syria could just give up its chemical weapons.

Kerry: Syria Peace Depends On Weapons Talks

Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE and JOHN HEILPRIN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said...

Stakes Are High In U.S., Russia Talks

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

By Warren Strobel and Louis Charbonneau GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The United States and Russia began high-stakes talk...

Kerry Lost In Translation During Russia Talks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

GENEVA -- Say what? Something got lost in translation between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursd...

Kerry Rejects Assad Proposal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad's 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not...

Michael Calderone

Syria Researcher Cited By Kerry, McCain Fired | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.12.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- During last week’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on possible military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) r...

Syria Diplomacy Efforts Intensify

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

By Stephanie Nebehay and Louis Charbonneau GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Diplomatic efforts toward placing Syria's chemical weapons un...

When 'Truth' May Not Be

Joel Cohen | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Despite some subsequently changed views, Kerry was indeed magnificent in his advocacy, but did he -- and do many other witnesses from both sides of the aisle -- tell the whole truth, and nothing but?

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Bill O'Reilly's Tone-Deaf Syria Joke

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 09.10.2013 | Media

Bill O'Reilly is unimpressed with John Kerry for saying that any potential U.S. strike on Syria would be "unbelievably small." During Tuesday's ins...