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Yemeni fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wait in their pick-up trucks on a road in the Sirwah area, in Marib province on April 9, 2016. [Xinhua]

Bumpy road ahead to reconcile Yemen warring sides

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The internationally recognized government of Yemen has rejected a peace plan proposed by the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shortly after it turned...
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John Kerry Asserts US Is Still A Global Player

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The US, he said, was through various efforts in countries around the world, providing jobs, peace and security. Answering a question on the rising influence...

Swaziland’s National Celebrations Day Message

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On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Kingdom of Swaziland on your 48th Independence Day. ...

May 18 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- The Syrian government forces have advanced in the mountains of the northwestern province of Latakia, exposing supply lines connecting Latakia with the...
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Buhari Chases Foreign Banks For Seized Cash

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Buhari was elected in March 2015 on an anti-corruption ticket and has pledged to reclaim billions of dollars allegedly lost to dodgy dealings and...
AFP/File / Ameer Alhalbi Under pressure from Russia and the United States, the Syrian army agreed to respect a two-day truce in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo

US, Syrian army agreed to respect truce in war-ravaged city of Aleppo

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The Syrian climb-down came after Washington said the US and Russia had agreed to push the warring parties to extend their shaky ceasefire. "A truce...
AFP / Karam Al-Masri A Syrian man rides his motorbike past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes

UN envoy in Moscow for talks on Syrian truce

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to hold talks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura in the Russian capital in a last-ditch bid to...
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John Kerry Weeps; Says Syrian Conflict Out Of Control

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Speaking after talks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, Kerry said he would call his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov later Monday to press for...
AFP / Karam Al-Masri The damaged Al-Quds hospital building (R), pictured following airstrikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Sukkari in Aleppo

Aleppo city calm on Monday after raids overnight

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More than a week of fighting in and around Syria's second city has killed more than 250 civilians. But relative quiet in the city's rebel-held...

Kerry expected in Geneva to assist in Syrian ceasefire

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US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva Sunday in a show of support for the ceasefire between the Syrian government and...
AFP / Ameer Alhalbi A Syrian family runs for cover amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016

Terrified Residents Flee New Wave Of Airstrikes On Aleppo

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Aleppo was left out of a new temporary US-Russian brokered truce that appeared to be holding in the regime stronghold of Latakia as well...

Commemorating The Past In Hiroshima

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The unusual commemoration came 71 years after the United States dropped the weapon on the western Japanese city, killing 140,000 people, including those who...

April 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, called for further cooperation between Moscow and Washington to ensure a...

April 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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BRUSSELS -- A sixth suspect was arrested during police operations on Friday in Brussels as part of the investigation into Brussels attacks, the Belgian...
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) discusses administration plans to close the Guantanamo military prison while delivering a statement at the White House in Washington Feb. 23, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

April 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- NATO continues to be the "cornerstone" of collective defense for the U.S. and Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday. ...
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Boko Haram Still Remains Serious Threat To Entire Region

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"Under President (Muhammedu) Buhari, Nigeria has been taking the fight to Boko Haram and it has reduced Boko Haram’s capacity to launch full-scale attacks....
West African Gas Pipelines have received gas from Nigeria over the past 3 years

U.S. Plays Significant Role In Azeri Natural Gas Supply To Europe

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in the White House to discuss Azerbaijan's key geopolitical influence. Situated at the...

March 25 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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BRUSSELS -- A Chinese national was among those killed in the serial terror attacks in Brussels, the Chinese embassy in Belgium confirmed Friday. ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel after delivering a joint statement at the Belgian Prime Minister’s residence in Brussels on March 25, 2016.

John Kerry claims Brussels citizenship

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared “Je suis Bruxellois” — “I am a citizen of Brussels” — during a solidarity visit to...

Lavrov and Kerry welcomes Russia-US drive to solve Syrian crisis

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"Our cooperation and perseverance led to success, as the work was conducted on the basis of equality and consistency," said Lavrov, according to an...

Experts say Kerry’s visit to Moscow is unlikely to produce any results

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Moscow on Wedneday and Thursday is unlikely to yield any breakthrough given the two sides' huge...
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John Kerry Will Visit Russia Next Week

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During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov, the two sides are expected to exchange views on bilateral cooperation and current hot global...
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John Kerry Fingered IS Over Iraq, Syria Genocide

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"Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians, and Shiite Muslims," Kerry said, referring to the group...
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Possibility Of Kerry’s Meeting With Putin Being Considered

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"The visit by John Kerry is being coordinated and is very likely to take place in Moscow where he will meet Russian Foreign Minister...

Moscow expecting Kerry on a visit to Russia

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is studying the possibility of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the Russian news agency...
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Kerry confirms Riyadh-Syrian Violence reduced by 80-90 percent

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Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday to meet with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the Syrian crisis and Geneva peace...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan. 26, 2016. Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Russia And Syria Hopeful Of Amicable Talks

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"We have reasons for optimism as there is a common understanding within the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG)," said Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov,...

Lavrov and Kerry laud peace process in Syria

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"The two sides expressed an overall positive assessment of real progress in achieving a truce on Syrian soil, which is generally respected and has...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (R) at the Palestinian ambassador's residence in Amman, Jordan, Feb. 21, 2016. [Xinhua/EPA/POOL/JAMAL NASRALLAH]

Palestinians Seek 5+1 Formula To End Conflict With Israel

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The Palestinian official news agency WAFA quoted Abbas' spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rudeinah as saying that the meeting discussed the latest developments "in depth and...

Kerry confirms an agreement has been tabled for Syrian Cease fire

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Speaking at a press conference in Amman, Kerry said the U.S. reached a deal with Russia over the truce in Syria and that a...