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Kerry Visits Turkey for Talks on Syria

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(Ankara) - US Secretary of State, John Kerry was due to discuss the Syria crisis with Turkey's leaders. The talks come a day after Washington announced that it would for the first time provide direct aid to Syrian rebels in the form of food…

Clinton out, Kerry in as US secretary of State

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(Wahington) - Hillary Rodham Clinton ended a four-year tenure as secretary of state that made her one of America's most popular public figures. John Kerry has been sworn in to replace her. After 28 years of reviewing foreign policy in that…
Kerry Succeeds Clinton as US Secretary of State

Kerry Succeeds Clinton as US Secretary of State

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(Washington) - President Barack Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, calling the veteran US senator the “perfect choice” for America’s top diplomat. Obama settled on Kerry, chairman of…
US, Russia To Hold Surprise Syria Meeting

US, Russia To Hold Surprise Syria Meeting

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(Dublin) - The top US and Russian diplomats will hold a surprise meeting with the United Nations’ peace envoy for Syria, signaling fresh hopes of an international breakthrough to end the Arab country’s 21-month civil war. US Secretary of…
US-GCC Strategic Cooperation Forum

GCC FMs and US discuss Strategic Cooperation

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(New York) - Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, held their second Ministerial Meeting within the framework of ‘The Strategic Cooperation Forum between the Gulf Cooperation…
Clinton meets Mandela in rare visit at his home

Clinton meets Mandela in rare visit at his home

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Qunu - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Nelson Mandela at his rural homestead where he is living out after retirement. Her private lunch with the Nobel Peace Prize winner was the first event of her South African visit, coming midway…
Clinton in Kenya to press democracy

Clinton in Kenya to press democracy

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(Somalia) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Kenya to press the country’s leaders on the importance of democratic elections. Clinton is meeting top Kenyan officials and urging them to avoid a repeat of the 2007 presidential…
Clinton vows US support for Egypt

Clinton vows US support for Egypt

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(Cairo) - The United States supports the full establishment of democratic rule in Egypt and the return of its military to an exclusively national security role, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Making her first visit to Egypt since…
US to soften sanctions on Myanmar

US to soften sanctions on Myanmar

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(Washington) - US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has said that Washington will ease restrictions on investment to Myanmar and will also move quickly to name an ambassador. Clinton also hailed the "leadership and courage" of President Thein…
Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

Clinton discusses Syria crisis with King Abdullah

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(Riyadh) - US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Foreign Minister to discuss the Syria conflict against a backdrop of tension with Iran and oil policy differences. “Both sides have recognised that their…