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US avoiding 'confrontation' in sea row: John Kerry

Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims to the South China Sea, a vital waterway through which USD 5 trillion in annual trade passes.

US, North Korea trade barbs over nuclear weapon tests

US, North Korea trade barbs over nuclear weapon tests

The UN Security Council has slapped North Korea with its toughest sanctions to date in a unanimous decision even endorsed by China.

Kremlin dismisses US Democratic email hack claims as `absurd`

The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee`s emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign.

Beijing urged to accept South China Sea ruling

Japan, Australia and the US on Tuesday urged China to recognise the ruling by The Hague`s Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favour of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with Beijing.

Kerry warns North Korea of `real consequences` for weapons programme

Kerry warns North Korea of `real consequences` for weapons programme

Washington`s top envoy John Kerry warned North Korea on Tuesday that it faced "real consequences" over its ongoing nuclear and missile testing programme.

John Kerry calls for new measures to counter changing Islamic State

U.S. officials on Thursday called on partners in the coalition against Islamic State to increase intelligence sharing as the militant group morphs to focus on attacks beyond its shrinking self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

Bahrain rebuffs British, US allies over opposition ban

Bahrain rebuffs British, US allies over opposition ban

Bahrain has rebuffed its British and US allies over a controversial ban on the kingdom`s largest opposition group, insisting it will brook no interference in its internal affairs.

EU, US urge Turkey to respect rule of law: John Kerry

EU, US urge Turkey to respect rule of law: John Kerry

"The United States and European Union urge Turkey to respect the rule of law in the crackdown following the attempted coup", US Secretary of State John Kerry said during a visit to Brussels on Monday.

US resumes airstrikes against Islamic State as Turkey reopens air base

US resumes airstrikes against Islamic State as Turkey reopens air base

 The US resumed airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) after Turkey opened its airbase which was closed in the wake of a failed attempted coup on July 16.

US-led coalition resumes strikes against IS from Turkey base: Pentagon

US-led coalition resumes strikes against IS from Turkey base: Pentagon

The US-led coalition against the IS group has resumed air strikes from a Turkish air base that were suspended after a failed military coup the Pentagon.

US-led coalition resumes strikes against IS from Turkey base: Pentagon

US-led coalition resumes strikes against IS from Turkey base: Pentagon

The US-led coalition against the IS group has resumed air strikes from a Turkish air base that were suspended after a failed military coup the Pentagon.

US asks Turkey to present any coup evidence against US-based opposition figure

US asks Turkey to present any coup evidence against US-based opposition figure

John Kerry said Washington had not yet received a formal extradition bid for the expatriate cleric.

Two Americans killed in Nice attack: State Department

Two American citizens were killed in the attack in Nice that has left at least 84 people dead.

John Kerry says, "Nice attack shows need to speed up work against terror"

John Kerry says, "Nice attack shows need to speed up work against terror"

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told his Russian counterpart in Moscow that the attack in the French city of Nice showed the need to speed up international efforts to tackle terrorism, especially in Syria.

John Kerry's Syria plan greeted with concern over Russian intentions

John Kerry's Syria plan greeted with concern over Russian intentions

Kerry`s proposal would create a new centre where US and Russian militaries would share intelligence and coordinate air strikes against Islamic State and the Nusra Front.

US envoy John Kerry heads for Moscow, EU capitals

John Kerry will tomorrow meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S.Secy of State Kerry to discuss separatist conflict, reforms, with Ukraine

U.S.Secy of State Kerry to discuss separatist conflict, reforms, with Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to visit Kiev on Thursday to discuss Ukraine`s reforms and a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine where Russian-backed separatists are fighting government forces.

Kerry in Ukraine to reaffirm support in face of Russia threat

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday to reaffirm support for Kiev's fight against pro-Russian insurgents and its bid to anchor its ties to the West.

Beijing warns US on sovereignty ahead of South China Sea ruling

The United States should do nothing to harm China`s sovereignty and security in the South China Sea, China`s foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, ahead of a key court ruling on China`s claims in the disputed waterway.

John Kerry says Brexit may not happen

John Kerry says Brexit may not happen

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Britain`s vote to leave the European Union might never be implemented and that London is in no hurry to go.