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U.S. Tells Allies Campaign to Defeat Daesh Must Be Accelerated

By Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Feb 11 – The United States is pressing allies on Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Daesh that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria’s civil war. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to start

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Groups Urge Kerry to Work for Release of U.S. Businessman Held in Iran

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Feb 8 – Five Iranian-American groups wrote to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry last week, urging him to work for the release of an Iranian-American businessman who has been detained in Iran since October. The letter, delivered on Friday, said there was no evidence to justify the detention of Siamak

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Kerry to Explore Syria Peace Process in Kremlin Talks

By Lesley Wroughton MOSCOW, Dec 15 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to try and narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over the role of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in any political transition and which rebel groups should be part of peace talks. Kerry will seek to

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Air Strikes Alone Won’t Defeat Daesh, Warns Kerry

By Arshad Mohammed BELGRADE, Dec 4 – Syrian and other Arab ground forces must be found to take on Daesh, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, saying the militant group would not be defeated by air strikes alone. Kerry was speaking hours after Britain began bombing Daesh targets in Syria, joining forces

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Kerry’s Visit to Israel-Palestine Focuses on Restoring Calm

By Maher Abukhater Ramallah, Nov 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rounded up on Tuesday a one day visit to Palestine and Israel that did not create any results that could resuscitate the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Upon arrival in Israel, Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before traveling to Ramallah

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What [Not] To Expect in New Round of Syria Peace Talks

By John Irish and Karin Strohecker VIENNA, Nov 13. Two weeks after they jointly called for a political solution to Syria’s civil war, foreign ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East struggled on Friday to turn that idea into a more concrete plan. As those officials returned to

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Khamenei endorses Iran nuclear deal

Reuters/Correspondent 10/22/2015 ANKARA– Iran should not give up principal elements of its atomic program until accusations of past military dimensions have been stabilized, said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The statement comes after approving the state’s nuclear deal with world powers on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Khameni ordered the July 14 agreement to be implemented

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