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What Would The 2016 Republican Hopefuls Do With An Iran Deal?

All of the prospective Republican candidates for 2016 agree they would undermine President Obama’s nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S.

March 27, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Iranian President Sends Letter To Obama As Nuclear Talks Near Deadline

The negotiators are seeking to reach the outline of a deal by Tuesday and to complete a detailed, comprehensive agreement by June 30.

March 27, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks Resume As Deadline Nears

Officials said last week’s five-day negotiating session, which ended Saturday for a three-day break, had made more progress than any previous round.

March 26, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, March 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The committee is hearing testimony from top administration officials on President Obama's request to Congress for authorization to use force against ISIS. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biggest U.S. Foreign Policy Split In Generation Emerges On Iran

American politics once stopped at the water’s edge. Now, it doesn’t even slow down.

March 11, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the US Congress in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2015

Netanyahu: Planned Deal Frees Iran To Build Nuclear Arms

As expected, Benjamin Netaynahu spoke out strongly against the evolving nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran.

March 3, 2015
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Kerry Seeks To Tamp Down Controversy Over Benjamin Netanyahu’s Visit

Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech has further divided Congress.

March 2, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: John Kerry In France

John Kerry and James Taylor get ‘The Daily Show’ treatment.

January 20, 2015
A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Abubakar Shekau (AFP)

Boko Haram Accused Of ‘Crime Against Humanity’ As Massacre Images Emerge

The international community is condemning Boko Haram’s brutal wave of destruction.

January 15, 2015
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting in Moscow on December 19, 2014

Kerry, Lavrov Discuss Ukraine And Middle East Crises

John Kerry is trying to jump-start diplomacy with Russia.

January 2, 2015
Pope Francis waves to the crowd during his general audience at St Peter's square on December 17, 2014 at the Vatican (AFP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli)

Pope Francis Helped Pave Bridge Between U.S. And Cuba

How an unlikely outsider helped bring the United States and Cuba together.

December 19, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Kerry Calls For New Three-Year War Powers To Fight IS

Find out what else Secretary Kerry had to say about the fight against IS.

December 10, 2014
Iran nuclear plant

Iran Nuclear Talks: What’s At Stake And What’s Happened So Far

Get the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

December 8, 2014
Kerry Zarif

Deadline Nears For A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Get the latest on the high-stakes negotiations.

November 24, 2014
Kerry Zarif

Chief Diplomats Leave Iran Nuclear Talks Despite Looming Deadline

Can the group of six and Iran reach a deal before time runs out?

November 21, 2014

Four Worshipers Killed In Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue are the latest casualties in an ongoing siege of violence between Israel and Palestine.

November 18, 2014
AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski

Kerry’s Plane Grounded…Again

A series of frustrating mechanical issues has left the Secretary of State without a back to the U.S.

October 16, 2014
AFP Photo/Ali al-Saadi

Iraq Wins Pledge Of Military Support Against IS Militants

Paris (AFP) — The world’s top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by “any means necessary”, including “appropriate military assistance”, as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Representatives from around 30 countries and international organisations, including the United States, Russia and China, gathered in Paris as the […]

September 15, 2014
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U.S. Presses Arabs For Support As Obama Vows To Hit ISIS

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Secretary of State John Kerry pressed key Arab states Thursday to support an expanded American military campaign against Islamic State jihadists including U.S. air strikes in Syria. The top U.S. diplomat arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea port city of Jeddah and said “I’m confident” as he was greeted by […]

September 11, 2014
John Kerry helicopter

The New Politics Of Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, the views of Americans on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the question of whether the invasion of Iraq was a […]

September 11, 2014
AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski

Kerry Holds Iraq Talks On U.S. Strategy Against Jihadists

Baghdad (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Iraq’s new leaders Wednesday on their role in a long-awaited strategy against Islamic State jihadists to be unveiled by President Barack Obama. Iraq has been at the center of U.S. efforts to halt IS since its fighters spearheaded a lightning offensive in June […]

September 10, 2014
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Kerry To Make Trip To Build Coalition Against Islamic State

Washington (AFP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is to set off Tuesday on a trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia as part of efforts to build an international coalition to counter Islamic State militants. A State Department spokeswoman said that more than 40 countries have already indicated a willingness to help out in some […]

September 8, 2014

Kerry Presses Asia On Democracy, Human Rights

Honolulu (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged China and other Asian countries to bolster democracy and human rights in a region at the top of America’s agenda. “The United States is an Asian-Pacific nation, and we take our enduring interests there very seriously,” Kerry said at the East-West Center in Honolulu, on […]

August 14, 2014
Islamic State Syria

Australia, United States Appalled At Decapitated Head Photo

By Martin Parry Sydney (AFP) — A shocking image of what is believed to be the young son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria shows how barbaric the Islamic State “terrorist army” is, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday. He made the comment while announcing Australia will likely join airdrops of […]

August 11, 2014