Mar 27, 2015

Syria's Assad says he's open to dialogue with U.S.: CBS interview

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is open to having a dialogue with the United States, but there can be no “pressuring of the sovereignty” of his country, he said in an excerpt of an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired on Thursday. Asked about ...

Kerry suggests place for Assad in Syria talks

Mar 16, 2015

Kerry suggests place for Assad in Syria talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad for a political transition in Syria and was exploring ways with other countries to pressure him into agreeing to talks. But State Department spokeswoman Marie ...

Mar 2, 2015

Mosul offensive will start when the moment is right, Kerry says

Plans to retake Iraq’s second-largest city from Islamic State fighters may not be ready to begin this spring as some U..S. military officials have forecast, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Kerry, the top U.S. diplomat, dismissed an estimate from a Central Command ...

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine; U.S. angry at Russia's 'lies'

Feb 26, 2015

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine; U.S. angry at Russia's 'lies'

A U.N.-backed cease-fire showed signs of taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, but tensions remained high after the U.S. accused Russia of “lies” and Britain ordered a small troop deployment to train Kiev’s forces. Russia in turn has warned it could within days cut ...

Feb 25, 2015

Kishida, Kerry to meet in Tokyo in mid-March: source

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to meet in Tokyo in mid-March to prepare for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s U.S. visit, a diplomatic source said on Wednesday. Kishida and Kerry are also expected to discuss anti-terror measures ...