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  • Security resolution targeting North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test, though there were few signs of concrete progress. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China, North Korea's lone major backer, for more curbs on Pyongyang after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device, though the United...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that goods and services exchange between China and North Korea is one area where steps could be taken by the U.N. Security Council to sanction North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that he agreed with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi about the need to reach a consensus on a "strong" resolution against North Korea from the U.N. Security Council.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on reining in North Korea's nuclear programme and easing tension in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on the North Korea nuclear issue and the situation in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had promised to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on the North Korea nuclear issue and the situation in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday during a meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. "The second issue is of course concerns and activities in the South China Sea," Kerry said.

  • Sec. Kerry: Iran deal makes US safer Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | 7:48 AM ET
    Sec. Kerry: Iran deal makes US safer

    The proof will be in the implementation, says Secretary of State John Kerry, discusses key details of the US-Iran nuclear agreement.

  • *U.S. sources say no reason to believe Iran involved. WASHINGTON/ BAGHDAD, Jan 19- Three U.S. citizens who disappeared last week in Baghdad were kidnapped and are being held by an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia, two Iraqi intelligence and two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. The U.S. sources said Washington had no reason to believe Tehran was involved in the...

  • A deal had been negotiated between Washington and Tehran for the swap but at the last minute, Iranian authorities tried to stop the Iranian-American journalist's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, from leaving with him, Ali Rezaian told CNN. "The Iranians, as they have done all along, continued to manipulate them, continued to try and mess with them and prevented Yeggie for...

  • A deal had been negotiated between Washington and Tehran for the swap but at the last minute, Iranian authorities tried to stop the Iranian-American journalist's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, from leaving with him, Ali Rezaian told CNN. "The Iranians, as they have done all along, continued to manipulate them, continued to try and mess with them and prevented Yeggie for...

  • RIYADH, Jan 18- Saudi officials have said little in public, but they fear the end of sanctions on Iran could boost what they see as its subversive activities in the Middle East while also enriching a diverse economy that the oil-dependent kingdom views as a major competitor for regional influence. Saudi Arabia, a conservative Sunni Muslim monarchy, sees...

  • *Oxfam says richest 1 pct of own more than other 99 pct. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 18- Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The departure of three American prisoners from Tehran, released as part of a swap following the lifting of sanctions on Iran was at least partly delayed by a "temporary misunderstanding" about whether two relatives were on the plane. But the Swiss plane carrying Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor...

  • Iran sanctions lifted as US captives freed Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 2:17 AM ET
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L) gestures next to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (L), Iranian ambassador to IAEA Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) as they pose for a family photo in Vienna, Austria 14 July, 2015.

    Iran emerged from years of economic isolation Saturday after world powers lifted crippling sanctions in return for an end to its nuclear ambitions.

  • Jan 16- Iran has released five American prisoners, including a Washington Post reporter, a Christian pastor and a former U.S. The Americans released as part of a prisoner swap with Iran are Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan, and Nosratollah...

  • SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS IAEA HAS VERIFIED IRAN COMPLIANCE WITH NUCLEAR DEAL.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- One prominent name was missing from the list of Americans to be released by Iran on Saturday: former U.S. law-enforcement agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared while visiting the country in 2007.. U.S. officials believe that Levinson, who suffered from diabetes, died in captivity after meeting with an American-born Islamic militant on Kish...

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran and the United States eased decades of tension on Saturday with the announcement of a prisoner deal as world powers prepared to lift crippling sanctions against Tehran in return for the curbing of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. In an unusual move, President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranian-Americans charged for...

  • FACTBOX-Five American prisoners released in Iran Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:47 PM ET

    Jan 15- Iran has released five American prisoners, including a Washington Post reporter, a Christian pastor and a former U.S. The Americans released as part of a prisoner swap with Iran are Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan, and Nosratollah...

  • *Iran releases 5 Americans, US to free 7 Iranians. *Iran says it will swiftly boost oil exports. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16-- Iran freed five Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday as the two countries staged a series of goodwill gestures ahead of the expected announcement of the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran under a nuclear deal.