Secretary of State John Kerry

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri (2R) gestures during a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sept. 7, 2014. (credit: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab League Agrees To Take Urgent Measures To Combat ISIS

The Arab League agreed Monday to take urgent measures to combat extremists like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as one of its suicide bombers killed 16 people at a meeting of Sunni tribal fighters and security troops in Iraq.

09/08/2014

President Barack Obama talks to reporters at the end of the NATO Summit on Sept. 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Obama On ISIS: ‘You Can’t Contain An Organization That Is Running Roughshod Through That Much Territory’

President Barack Obama said during a press conference in Wales Friday following the NATO summit that the terror group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria cannot be contained.

09/05/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during the ceremonial groundbreaking of the future U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department's Harry S. Truman Building on Sept. 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘There Is A Strategy That Is Clear’ To Deal With ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry says there is a strategy to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, criticizing those who lashed out at President Barack Obama who stated last week the White House did not have a strategy yet to deal with the terror group.

09/05/2014

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Gohmert On Obama’s ‘Strategy’ Comment: ‘This Is A Pitiful Foreign Policy And Barney Fife Is In Charge’

Republicans pounced on President Barack Obama following his press conference Thursday where he stated that the administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group poses.

08/29/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged “to share a big hug with Paris” and express American solidarity with the French people following last week’s deadly terrorist attacks.  (credit: Dan Himbrechts - Pool/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘We Are Committed To Avoiding The Trap Of Strategic Rivalry’ With China

Despite tensions and a clear but officially unacknowledged rivalry, improving U.S. cooperation with China is critical to maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific as well as combating the effects climate change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

08/14/2014

Iraqis hold placards reading in Arabic "Maliki is our choice" during a demonstration to support Iraq's prime minister on Aug. 11, 2014. (credit: AMER AL-SAEDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Prime Minister Plunges Government Into Political Crisis After Accusing New President Of Violating Constitution

Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country’s new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government into a political crisis even as the U.S. appeared to increase its support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

08/11/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014. (credit: POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Netanyahu, Kerry Phone Call ‘Cut Off’ Sunday, Have Not Spoken Since

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of war was holding for a second day Wednesday, ahead of negotiations in Cairo on a long-term truce […]

08/06/2014

Palestinian fishermen inspect of the damage at their warehouse in the port of Gaza City on August 5, 2014. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Ambassador: White House Does ‘Not Know The Facts’ About Deadly Shelling Near UN School In Gaza

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip Tuesday.

08/05/2014

Palestinian onlookers and motorists pause to inspect an Israeli army bomb laying unexploded on the road that links northern and southern Gaza, in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, after at least eight people, including three children, where killed overnight, on Aug. 1, 2014. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: 3,000 Members Of Hamas’ Elite Fighting Forces Prepared To Carry Out Suicide Attacks Against Israelis

A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers, but was almost immediately marred by reports of rockets from Gaza and the deaths of four Palestinians from alleged Israeli tank fire.

08/01/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics’

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.

07/29/2014

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