War-torn Somalia `turning around`, Kerry says in landmark visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that war-torn Somalia was facing a better future, as he made a landmark visit as the most senior US official to visit since Washington`s doomed military intervention more than two decades ago.

John Kerry visits Somalia, 1st such trip for a secretary of state

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al Qaeda-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country.

US Secretary of State John Kerry in surprise Somalia visit: Official

US Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday, officials said, becoming the highest-level US official ever to visit the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation.

Iran determined to end 'manufactured' nuclear crisis

Iran is determined to end the "manufactured crisis" over its nuclear programme and drafting of a final deal with world powers, though hard, is progressing, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

John Kerry calls for unity to defeat terrorism

US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.

Kerry starts Kenya visit to underline anti-terrorism cooperation

 US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Nairobi and started his visit in Africa, with fighting terrorism and regional situation topping his agenda, said a Kenyan official.

Kerry in Kenya to offer help against militants: Officials

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kenya on Sunday to offer help in countering Somali al Shabaab militants who have staged deadly attacks there and elsewhere in East Africa.

John Kerry holds talks with Tamils in Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Sri Lanka`s top Tamil leaders on Sunday as he wrapped up an overnight visit pushing reconciliation in the island after decades of ethnic war.

Kerry denounces `hysteria` over Iran nuclear deal
Kerry denounces `hysteria` over Iran nuclear deal

 US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday denounced what he called "hysteria" over a final nuclear accord being discussed between world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear programme.

Tamil reconciliation will 'take time': Kerry warns Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday warned Sri Lanka that "true reconciliation" with Tamils will take time, even as he praised the "openness" of the new government in efforts to boost democracy, human rights and reaching out to the minority community.

John Kerry says Maldives democracy at risk after mass arrests

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that democracy was in danger in the Maldives as police made nearly 200 arrests at a protest over the jailing of the paradise islands' ex-president.

John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process
John Kerry praises Sri Lankan govt progress in peace process

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday praised the "openness" of the new Sri Lankan government in its efforts to boost democracy, human rights and ensure reconciliation with the country's minority Tamils.

John Kerry hails `enormous progress` in new-look Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Sri Lanka`s new reformist government Saturday for making "enormous progress" since the departure of strongman Mahinda Rajapakse and for pursuing reconciliation with Tamils after the island`s devastating ethnic conflict.

Kerry hails `enormous progress` in new-look Sri Lanka

 US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Sri Lanka for making "enormous progress" since the departure of strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, as he lavished praise on the new reformist government.

Kerry to back Lanka's reconciliation efforts

US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive here tomorrow on a 2-day visit to express support for the efforts by the new Sri Lankan government to boost democracy, human rights and ensure reconciliation with Tamils.

John Kerry heads to Sri Lanka on historic visit to mend ties

Top US diplomat John Kerry left early Friday on a landmark trip to Sri Lanka, the first such visit in a decade to the Indian Ocean island as it returns to the diplomatic fold.

US will `set an example for world` on climate change: John Kerry

The United States intends to "set an example for the world" in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.

John Kerry to make historic trips to Sri Lanka, Kenya, Djibouti

US Secretary of State John Kerry will make historic first official visits to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti in the coming days.

Nepalis spend third night in open as quake toll passes 4,000

Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open Monday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.

John Kerry to raise Yemen crisis directly with Iran FM

US top diplomat John Kerry today said he would urge his Iranian counterpart to help ease the violence in Yemen, warning the country's future should not be decided by "external parties."