John Kerry

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Kerry begins bid to end Syrian fighting

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva in an attempt to bolster a fragile, partial ceasefire in Syria.

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016

Kerry calls PM, seeks justice for Xulhaz

US Secretary of State John Kerry last night phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and requested her to take necessary steps to bring to book the killers of Xulhaz.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Bangladesh failed at times to control security forces: US

The United States has said the government of Bangladesh took 'limited measures' to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces. The US, in its 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, claimed authorities failed at times to maintain effective control over security forces.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

US Secretary of State says his visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima was a "gut-wrenching" reminder of the need to get rid of nuclear weapons.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

US to honour Sara Hossain, 13 others tomorrow

The United States is going to honour 14 women across the world, including barrister Sara Hossain, for their exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

US declares IS 'committed genocide'

US Secretary of State John Kerry declares that violence by Islamic State against religious minorities is genocide, saying the United States will would do everything it could to hold the militant group accountable.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

US concern at China missile reports

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is seriously concerned about increased Chinese militarisation in the contested South China Sea.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

How safe is John Kerry's 'safer' world?

As soon as the international sanctions on Iran were lifted on January 16, the US Secretary of State John F Kerry said, “Today marks the start of a safer world.”

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

Iran frees US sailors held in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have released 10 US sailors held for entering its territorial waters in the Gulf, state television reported.

December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015

US-Russia try to narrow Syria divisions

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for talks to try to bridge gaps with Russia over the political process to end Syria's civil war.