Japan sides with U.S. over airstrikes in Syria, Kishida tells Kerry

Sep 24, 2014

Japan sides with U.S. over airstrikes in Syria, Kishida tells Kerry

Japan approves of United States-led airstrikes in the fight against Islamic State militants and supports a coalition headed by Washington, Tokyo’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Japan “understands the U.S. move is intended to prevent the situation from getting even worse,” said Foreign Minister Fumio ...

Sep 24, 2014

U.S. calls for North Korea to shut 'evil' prison camps

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for North Korea to shut down its “evil system” of prison camps. Kerry spoke at a gathering of foreign officials and activists to draw attention to the findings of a U.N. commission of inquiry that in ...

Sep 19, 2014

Assad broke chemical arms pact with chlorine gas this year: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of breaking the terms of a global pact on chemical weapons by unleashing chlorine gas this year. “We believe there is evidence of Assad’s use of chlorine, which when you use ...

Sep 14, 2014

Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just the Islamic State group but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday. Egyptian security officials have said Islamic State has ...

Sep 12, 2014

10 Arab states commit to 'share' U.S.-led fight against IS

Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, as it seeks to build an international coalition. “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, ...

Sep 10, 2014

Arabs rally behind U.S. efforts for anti-jihadist coalition

Arab nations rallied Tuesday behind U.S. efforts to form a broad coalition against jihadists in Iraq and Syria as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the region to cement their support. Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia is to host talks Thursday between Kerry and ...

Sep 9, 2014

Kerry heading off to build coalition to defeat IS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Tuesday on a mission to forge a coalition to defeat Islamic militants terrorizing Iraq and Syria, with over 40 nations set to join the fight. With memories of past U.S. military conflicts in the region no doubt ...

Kidnappers free U.S. journalist missing in Syria since 2012

Aug 25, 2014

Kidnappers free U.S. journalist missing in Syria since 2012

Kidnappers in Syria have freed a U.S. journalist missing since 2012, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, following what Qatari-owned Al Jazeera said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state to win his release. Kerry said in a statement announcing the ...

Aug 20, 2014

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a “hideous lantern jaw.” Wednesday’s slur from the National Defense Commission, the North’s top governing body, is the latest in a ...

Aug 13, 2014

Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

Iraq’s incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he could go to any lengths to keep power in the face of his increasing ...