WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State John Kerry, continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by the spring, arrives in the Middle East on Thursday on his ninth trip of... FULL ARTICLE AT New Zealand Herald
The US state department has said it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine as the political crisis there continues.
It follows attempts by riot police to dislodge anti-government protesters from their strongholds in the capital.
"We are considering ... FULL ARTICLE AT Sofia News Agency
A direct appeal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has not convinced skeptical senators to forgo a push to boost sanctions against Iran. Kerry appears to have changed few if any minds when he told U.S. lawmakers ... FULL ARTICLE AT GlobalSecurity.org
The Obama administration has suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after a rebel group seized bases and warehouses from the Western-backed Supreme Military Council (SMC), the US State Department said Wednesday. FULL ARTICLE AT Webindia123
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday will hold another round of talks on Israeli security demands after the establishment of a Palestinian state, as the focus shifts from conventional threats to containing terrorism. FULL ARTICLE AT OpinionJournal
A State Department official said Wednesday that the U.S. is considering sanctions against the Ukraine government for its crackdown on pro-West demonstrators, the Associated Press reports. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki did not elaborate on what kind of sanctions ... FULL ARTICLE AT TIME Magazine
The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, similar to foreign ministries, foreign offices, ministries of external relations, etc. in other countries. It is administered by the Secretary of State, the office of which is currently held by Hillary Clinton.
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