Secretary of State John Kerry
The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.
The U.S. on Sunday announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel’s Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel’s pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.
Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr to listen to the Egyptian people.
President Barack Obama’s top national security advisers met Wednesday to air their reservations about arming Syria’s rebels, with officials acknowledging that the growing alarm over the Assad regime’s rapid military advance is unlikely to translate into any U.S. policy shift toward deeper involvement in the conflict.
Secretary of State John Kerry believes a plan is emerging that could expand the Palestinian economy by up to 50 percent in the next three years.
The White House is trying to tamp down concerns about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities after a new U.S. intelligence report revealed that the communist regime could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.
Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of government spending cuts.
U.S. officials say the Obama administration will offer up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the capture of Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, two of his top aides and a Rwandan rebel leader suspected of crimes against humanity.
Former Israeli Ambassador: President’s Israel Visit ‘To Correct The Wrong Of Obama’s First-Term Relationship’
In a trip to renew a close relationship with the Israeli leadership and public, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Itamar Rabinovich called President Obama’s Middle East visit a “success,” setting the stage for future negotiations.