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Kerry to visit Brussels, London in wake of Brexit vote

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond in London on Monday, a senior State Department official said. The trip comes

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Kerry meets Saudi king to discuss Syria

US 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 hope

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Kerry sees hope of extending Syria truce to Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks were closer to extending a Syrian truce to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has torpedoed peace talks. Kerry was in Geneva

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Fighting must stop or Syria will split: Kerry

The government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and rebel groups accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday and the US warned it would be hard to hold the country together if the fighting did not stop.

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Syrian opposition agree to join Geneva talks

Syria's main opposition body has agreed to travel to Geneva, where peace talks began on Friday, following a phone call from the US Secretary of State and after receiving guarantees that their demands would be met, its spokesman said on Frida

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Kerry in Riyadh to calm GCC worries over Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry met leaders of Gulf Arab countries in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for talks aimed at pushing the Syrian peace process forward and calming their concern about the international agreement over Iran's nuclear progr

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Iran sanctions relief report likely today

An IAEA report verifying that Iran has kept its promises under last year's nuclear deal with world powers and triggering sanctions relief for Tehran is likely to be issued on Saturday, a diplomatic source said on Friday. The r

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Powers back unity govt in Libya to deter IS

Global powers on Sunday backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya, pledging economic and security support to help stabilise the chaotic North African country where Islamic State militants have a foothold. US Sec

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Saudi-led talks with Syrian opposition make progress, says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that Saudi-led talks to try to unite Syrian opposition groups had made progress, an important step for advancing political talks on ending the Syrian conflict. Saudi Arabia, a strong sup

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US lays out steps to ease Israel-Palestine strife

The United States on Saturday proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews. Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and J

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