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Kerry Voices Concern to Lavrov About New Aleppo Fighting

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said. Lavrov and Kerry discussed the situation in Syria in a phone call and

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Britain, U.S. Consider More Sanctions Against Assad, Supporters

By Lesley Wroughton LONDON, Oct 17- Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria’s war. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking after briefing allies in London on a new

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Kerry, Lavrov to Resume Talks on Syria Despite War Crimes Row

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Tom Perry MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Oct 13 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss Syria, officials said on Wednesday, as a devastating bombing campaign of the city of Aleppo intensified. The Syrian government launched an assault to capture rebel-held areas of Aleppo

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Kerry Calls on Taliban to Choose Path to ‘Honorable’ Peace

By David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS, Oct 5 – The Taliban should look at the example of a deal between the Afghan government and militant commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as a path to an “honorable” peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. Kerry told an international conference in Brussels to raise funds for

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Kerry, Lavrov Agree Syria Truce Holding, Extend it by 48 Hours

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 – The United States and Russia agreed that the Syrian cessation of hostilities that began on Monday had largely held and should be extended for another 48 hours despite sporadic violence, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. The cessation of hostilities, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian

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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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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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Violence Rages In Syria As Kerry and Lavrov Reach Provisional Deal On Ceasefire

By Patricia Zengerle and John Davison AMMAN/BEIRUT, Feb 22 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before. Meanwhile, violence continued to rage in Syria. Multiple

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Daesh Pushed Back in Iraq, Syria, But a Threat in Libya: Kerry

By Arshad Mohammed ROME, Feb 2 – An international coalition is pushing back Daesh militants in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds but the group is threatening Libya and could seize the nation’s oil wealth, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. Officials from 23 countries are in Rome to review the fight against

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