US Secretary of State John Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry in Seoul after North Korea muscle flexing

Kerry is expected to underline US commitment to its military alliance with South Korea, which hosts a permanent deployment of close to 30,000 US troops.

Neither China nor US giving ground over projects dispute

As US Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up a visit to China on Sunday, both sides stressed the importance of dialogue to resolve competing claims in the waterway.


US warns Russia of further sanctions over Ukraine

Kerry said he hopes the ceasefire will be implemented fully "in the next hours, certainly not more than days."

UN Human Rights Council's Israel focus risks undermining the body: John Kerry

Kerry said, "No one in this room can deny that there is an unbalanced focus on one democratic country."

Iraq wins pledge of military support against Islamic State militants

The pledge came as US Secretary of State John Kerry stepped up efforts to forge a broad anti-jihadist coalition.

Kerry: Moderated Syrian rebels could help in Iraq

"We still need greater assistance," Al-Jarba said.


Pieces of peace

Like other projects in the Middle East, John Kerry’s effort reaches a dead end

Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai steps up Pakistan accusations

Hamid Karzai accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks and of blocking his government from striking a peace deal with the Taliban.

Middle East peace talks in focus at Palestinian development meet

Hamdallah expressed gratitude to donor nations, but said Israeli settlements were "severely" hampering development.

US pushes China to ease Internet control

John Kerry urged Chinese leaders to open up more on the Internet and agreed to look into whether American companies help Beijing to curb access to online material.