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Yemen’s Exiled Government Welcomes U.S. Plan for Restart of Peace Talks

ABU DHABI, Aug 28 – Yemen’s Saudi-backed exiled government said on Saturday it welcomed a plan agreed by the United States, Gulf Arab states and the United Nations to restart peace talks with a goal of forming a unity government. U.N.-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished country on Saudi Arabia’s

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Kerry Tackles Yemen, Syrian Conflicts in Saudi Arabia Talks

By Lesley Wroughton JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 25 – Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the country’s powerful deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday to discuss ways to end conflict in Yemen and resume peace talks between the warring sides. Kerry arrived in Jeddah late on Wednesday from

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South Sudan Opposition Leader in Khartoum for Treatment, Sudan Says

CAIRO, Aug 23 – South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in Khartoum for medical treatment, a Sudanese minister told the state news agency SUNA on Tuesday, after he left the country to escape government forces. President Salva Kiir sacked Machar from his post as vice president after renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba

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Kerry Tells South Sudan Leaders to Stick to Peace Deal or Face Sanctions

By Lesley Wroughton NAIROBI, Aug 23  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a U.N. arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia,

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U.N. Chief Warns of Unprecedented ‘Catastrophe’ in Syria’s Aleppo

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday of an unprecedented “humanitarian catastrophe” in Syria’s Aleppo and urged Russia and the United States to quickly reach a deal on a ceasefire in the city and elsewhere in the country. Fighting for control of Aleppo, split between its

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Kerry Presses On with Russian Talks on Syria Despite Aleppo Setbacks

By Lesley Wroughton, Jonathan Landay and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Aug 6 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is still pursuing an agreement with Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria despite major setbacks and skepticism from other administration officials and U.S. allies, U.S. officials with knowledge of the talks

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Kerry’s Syria Plan With Russia Faces Deep Skepticism in U.S., Abroad

By Yara Bayoumy, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott WASHINGTON, July 24 – Skeptics in the U.S. government, European allies in the anti-Daesh coalition and the main Syrian opposition, distrustful of Russia’s intentions, are questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria. Several U.S. military and intelligence

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Brexit Casts Doubt Over New EU and NATO Defence Strategy

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, June 28 – Britain’s departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe’s new defence strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to use two separate EU

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Kerry Meets Saudi King to Discuss Syria Before Vienna Talks

By Lesley Wroughton JEDDAH, May 15 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss the fragile truce in Syria, before broader talks with Russia, Iran and other countries in Vienna on Tuesday. Kerry has said he hopes to strengthen a “cessation of hostilities” agreement between

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Don’t Use U.S. As Excuse For Not Doing Iran Business: Kerry

By David Brunnstrom LONDON, May 11 – Companies should not use the United States as an excuse for not doing business with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with European banks to discuss the Iranian issue. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit

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