As nuclear powers meet, NYC rally demands end to weapons

Global activists have presented 8 million petitions to the UN disarmament chief demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament.

US' Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at UN anti-nuclear arms conference

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal.

Kerry to meet Iran FM Zarif on Monday: US official

 US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart in New York on Monday, the first time since their marathon talks which sealed the outlines of an emerging nuclear deal.

John Kerry offers condolences to Nepal earthquake victims

 US Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House today expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the neighbouring region including India.

Russia failing to fully implement Ukraine ceasefire: US

Russia is failing to fully implement a ceasefire deal agreed in eastern Ukraine despite its hopes of seeing European sanctions eased, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

Arctic nations warned on Friday of the dangers facing the environment and the peoples of one of the planet`s most remote regions, which because of climate change is becoming a new hotspot in tensions with Russia.

John Kerry urges Russia to remove forces from Ukraine

Washington: Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to remove forces from eastern Ukraine and press Ukrainian separatists into observing a ceasefire.

The State Department says Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by telephone yesterday.

Turkey calls for more help to stop foreign fighters

 Turkey appealed for more help Tuesday in cracking down on foreign fighters flooding to join militant ranks in Iraq and Syria, revealing it had placed 12,800 people on a no-entry list.

New Kerry-Zarif talks possible in New York Monday

US Secretary of State John Kerry may meet next week with his Iranian counterpart in New York, for the first time since their marathon talks which sealed the outlines of an emerging ground-breaking nuclear deal.

Like with Cuba, US seeks `common ground` with Caracas

 Washington hopes its outreach to Cuba can be a model for Venezuela as it seeks to turn the page on old enmities in Latin America, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

2015 may be the year Cyprus is reunified, say Turkey, US

 Turkey and the United States voiced hopes Tuesday that 2015 could be the year when a long-elusive diplomatic solution is finally found to the decades-old division of Cyprus.

John Kerry 'confident' on Iran deal after US Senate compromise

US Secretary of State John Kerry today welcomed a compromise with Congress on giving lawmakers a say on any final deal on Iran's nuclear programme, with negotiations set to resume next week.

Campaigners welcome China release for five feminist activists

Campaigners on Tuesday welcomed China`s release of five feminist activists held for more than a month, saying the surprise move after an international outcry showed Beijing does sometimes respond to outside pressure.

Obama officials lobby against Iran nuclear legislation

The Obama administration lobbied lawmakers on Monday to persuade them not to pass any legislation that could hamper prospects for negotiating a final deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program.

John Kerry to ask Congress for more time and space on Iran deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to sceptical Republicans and Democrats that the US Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran.

Don't interfere in Iran talks, Kerry urges Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged US lawmakers to allow talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program to be completed without interference, amid threats of new sanctions.

Hillary Clinton did 'terrific' job repairing US global ties: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry praised his predecessor Hillary Clinton on Sunday for the "terrific job" she did in repairing global ties while she was America's top diplomat.

Clinton did `terrific` job repairing US global ties: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry praised his predecessor Hillary Clinton Sunday for the "terrific job" she did in repairing global ties while she was America`s top diplomat.

Don`t interfere in Iran talks, Kerry urges Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged US lawmakers to allow talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program to be completed without interference, amid threats of new sanctions.

John Kerry greets Sri Lankans on occasion of New Year

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday greeted people of Sri Lanka ahead of the Tamil and Sinhala New Year, saying it represents a renewed opportunity for the country to join together in the "spirit of reconciliation".