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Kerry’s Ceaseless Diplomacy Faces Sternest Test on Syria

By Lesley Wroughton NEW YORK, Sept 25 – John Kerry had heard enough. After last week’s bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and

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Battle Rages Near Aleppo, Air Onslaught Continues

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Sept 25  – Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the high ground in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington’s Syria policy in tatters. Planes also continued to pound residential parts of the town,

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Kerry Defends Syria Deal with Russia, says Obama Backs Plan

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday sought to diffuse criticism of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement on Syria arguing that without it violence would increase significantly with many more Syrians slaughtered or forced to flee the war-torn country. The deal struck between Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in

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Russia Meeting on Syria Ends Without a Deal

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were unable to strike a deal for a ceasefire in Syria and differences remain, a senior State Department official said after their meeting in China on Monday. Kerry and Lavrov met on the sidelines of the G20 summit

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Kerry Urges Pakistan to Push Harder Against Extremists

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Pakistan had made progress in the fight against extremism in recent months, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders as tensions with neighbor India rise amid more violence in the disputed region of Kashmir. “It is clear that

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U.S., India Pledge Deeper Security and Commercial Ties

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – The United States and India pledged on Tuesday to deepen security and commercial ties at the start of an annual U.S.-India strategic dialogue in which tension with Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region will also be discussed. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny

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U.S., India to Discuss Business Ties, Tensions with Pakistan

By Lesley Wroughton NEW DELHI, Aug 30 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker began two days of talks on Tuesday with the Indian government to boost business ties, and to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir. Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Monday night for

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Daesh “Connected” to Bangladesh, Says Kerry, Offering Security Aid

By Lesley Wroughton and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 29 – The United States believes that elements of Daesh are “connected” to operatives in Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, promising help with intelligence and law enforcement after a wave of militant attacks. Kerry’s blunt statement followed the July 1 attack on a

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Kerry in Bangladesh For Talks on Security, Human Rights

DHAKA, Aug 29  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights. Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first to Bangladesh as

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