US Secretary of State John Kerry

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...

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
USA

Embrace time of 'extraordinary change': Obama

President Barack Obama told Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with...

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

Tunisia declares state of emergency

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi declares a nationwide state of emergency and a curfew in the capital after a bomb attack on a presidential guard bus killed at least 12 people.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Paris attackers are 'psychopathic monsters'

US Secretary of State John Kerry describes Islamic State (IS) militants as "psychopathic monsters" following Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

US President Barack Obama rejects the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who campaigned against the project for more than seven years.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

US: Iran to be invited to Syria talks

The United States announces that Iran may take part in talks to end the civil war in Syria and warned of increased military action against the Islamic State.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Kerry says US ready to take more refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015

Syria crisis: US concern over Russia 'military build-up'

US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses concern to Moscow over reports of Russian military build-up in Syria, the state department says.

June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

US raises cyber concerns with China

President Barack Obama has raised continuing US concerns over China's cyber activities, as two days of talks between the two nations came to an end.

February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015

Kerry seeks govt’s action to peacefully end violence

United States Secretary of State John Kerry calls for Bangladesh government's action to peacefully end the recent violence in the country and pulls up on political parties for targeting the...