John Kerry

Kerry hints at end to US role in faltering Mideast peace talks

US Secretary of State Kerry speaks at news conference with Moroccan Foreign Minister Mezouar in Rabat. Photo: Reuters

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that Washington was evaluating whether to continue its role in Middle East peace talks, signaling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out.

Friday, 4 April, 2014, 11:02pm

Xi Jinping tells John Kerry he wants ‘dialogue’ with US

US Secretary of State John Kerry greets President Xi Jinping yesterday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AP

President Xi Jinping told the top US diplomat that China was committed to enhancing dialogue and mutual trust with Washington despite growing tensions between Beijing and security allies of the United States.

15 Feb 2014 - 4:07am 3 comments

US and Japan boost military alliance with new missile defence system

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe (centre) with Chuck Hagel and John Kerry on his right and their Japanese counterparts on his left. Photo: EPA

Against the backdrop of regional tensions, the United States and Japan agreed yesterday to broaden their military alliance for the first time in 16 years, sending hi-tech drones to patrol disputed islands and adding a new missile defence radar system.

4 Oct 2013 - 4:18am 3 comments

Kerry visit to Tokyo cemetery seen as US message over Yasukuni Shrine

Kerry (left) and Hagel receive flowers at the cemetery. Photo: Reuters

US Secretary of State John Kerry laid a wreath at a Tokyo cemetery, in an apparent American attempt to nudge Japan away from lionising its controversial Yasukuni Shrine.

4 Oct 2013 - 4:20am 3 comments

Snowden row casts shadow on Kerry's visit to Latin America

John Kerry and Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin give a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Bogota. Photo: AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry's attempts to build warmer relations with two US allies in Latin America may be hindered by reports of an American spy programme that widely targeted data in e-mails and telephone calls across the region.

13 Aug 2013 - 5:22am

Vietnam's president Truong Tan Sang on visit to Washington

President Truong Tan Sang

Vietnam's president is starting a rare visit to Washington to boost trade and security ties between the former war foes, but activists urged the United States to press him on human rights. President Truong Tan Sang becomes only the second Vietnamese head of state to visit the White House since the countries normalised ties.

25 Jul 2013 - 1:58am 1 comment

Kerry ‘closer’ in Mideast talks push

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) as he meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman, Jordan. Photo: EPA

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that his intense diplomacy in six visits to the Middle East was bearing fruit, narrowing gaps between Israel and the Palestinians.

18 Jul 2013 - 1:12pm

Kerry’s wife moved to Boston rehab hospital as condition improves

Teresa Heinz Kerry (left) and husband, US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: AFP

Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry who suffered a seizure on Sunday, has been transferred to a Boston rehabilitation hospital after doctors said her conditions had further improved, the State Department said on Thursday.

12 Jul 2013 - 12:26pm

John Kerry on defensive at Brunei conference over spying claims

Foreign Minister Wang Yi shakes hands frostily with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Asean meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Photo: Reuters

US Secretary of State John Kerry was put on the defensive at an Asean security conference yesterday amid claims of widespread spying that also targeted non-European allies including Japan, South Korea and India.

2 Jul 2013 - 3:50am 3 comments

Kerry presses China, Southeast Asia to ease sea tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the Asean meeting in the International Conference Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on Monday. Photo: AP

US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed China and Southeast Asian nations on Monday to make progress on a plan to ease tensions in the South China Sea, reminding the region that Washington had national interests at stake in the disputes.

1 Jul 2013 - 11:47pm

No breakthrough as John Kerry ends marathon Mideast talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) speaks to the press with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (left) following their meeting at the Palestinian presidential compound. Photo: AFP

US-led efforts to broker a resumption of peace talks ended on Sunday without a breakthrough, a top Palestinian official said, although Washington’s top diplomat hailed “real progress”.

30 Jun 2013 - 8:09pm

Top US diplomat Kerry has put a lot on the line but has yet to delivery

John Kerry at a Doha meeting on Syria on Saturday. Photo: EPA

In four months as United States secretary of state, John Kerry has certainly promised great things. Now he has to deliver. In the Middle East, he has raised hopes that his solo diplomatic effort can produce a historic breakthrough ending six decades of Arab-Israeli conflict.

24 Jun 2013 - 6:11am

Kerry to attend White House talks on Syrian stalemate

US State secretary John Kerry. Photo: EPA

US Secretary of State John Kerry postponed a trip to Israel and Palestinian territories this week to attend White House talks on Syria amid growing calls for America to arm the opposition.

Kerry's efforts to rekindle the Middle East peace talks appear to have bogged down, and a flow of Hezbollah fighters into Syria is helping the regime win a string of victories against the rebels.

11 Jun 2013 - 11:04pm

John Kerry urges Nigeria to respect human rights in rebel crackdown

John Kerry. Photo: AP

Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.

26 May 2013 - 7:29am

Indonesia calls for new Asian treaty

Marty Natalegawa with John Kerry in Washington. Photo: AFP

Indonesia's foreign minister is calling for a new treaty spanning Asia to help build trust, warning of the potential for conflict in the fast-changing region. On a visit to Washington, Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said a treaty could help end "the all-too-familiar vicious cycle of tensions" in Asia and instead encourage confidence by bringing countries together in their goals.

18 May 2013 - 4:40am