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Kerry Accuses Assad Government of ‘Massacre’ in Aleppo

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of carrying out “nothing short of a massacre” in Aleppo, where thousands on Thursday were evacuated under a ceasefire deal from the last rebel enclave in a city besieged by fighting for years.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the C5+1 Central Asia Ministerial meeting at the State Department, August 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. The group discusses central Asia issues of shared interest. (Photo by

Kerry Voices Concern to Lavrov About New Aleppo Fighting

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov (L) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the U.S. State Department on August 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to reports the meeting could help determine the fate of a planned summit meeting in September between U.S. President …

Kerry’s Ceaseless Diplomacy Faces Sternest Test on Syria

John Kerry had heard enough. After last week’s bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov across the horseshoe-shaped table in the U.N. Security Council.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry looks on during the closing ceremony of the eighth round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall of the People on June 7, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Assad to AP: Neither Syria nor Russia Bombed UN Aid Convoy

Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad has said neither Syria nor its ally Russia launched the bombs that destroyed a United Nations aid convoy carrying food supplies to a rural area west of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo that killed at least 20 people, including the local director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

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Obama Transfers Two Guantánamo Detainees to Serbia, One to Italy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has transferred three prisoners out of the U.S. military detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in the last few days — one was taken to Italy and two were sent to Serbia, bringing the prison population down to 76, according to the Pentagon.

US Navy guards escort a detainee through Camp Delta, June 10, 2008. REUTERS/DOD/1ST LT. SARAH CLEVELAND

Kerry Warns Assad As Truce Talks Shift To Berlin

Berlin (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad of “repercussions” if his regime flouts a new truce being negotiated, as talks to halt the violence shifted to Berlin Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Council at the State Department, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Here’s Why Israel Must Never Give Up The Golan Heights

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not been in full control of his country since the Syrian uprising began in 2011. The dictator has been having trouble securing territory from the Islamic State and the witches brew of moderate and extremist rebels that have set up strongholds throughout the country.

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U.S. Open To ‘New Arrangement’ On Iran’s Missile Tests

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must

US Secretary of State, John Kerry (L) speaks near Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir during a joint press conference after the ministerial meetings of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders on April 7, 2016 in the Bahraini capital Manama.

Russia Opposes New UN Sanctions Over Iran Missile Tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia, which has veto power in the United Nations Security Council, said on Monday Iran should not face new council sanctions over recent ballistic missile tests as the tests did not violate a U.N. resolution. The

ranian clergymen watch a Shahab-3 long-range ballistic missile fird by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the desert outside the holy city of Qom, 02 November 2006.

Iran to Withdraw 2,500 Troops from Syria

Iran, prompted by a decision reached by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, is reportedly withdrawing 2,500 Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGCs) and Basiji paramilitary combat soldiers deployed to Syria.

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