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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has quietly sent $1.3 billion of military assistance to Egypt — controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood — in defiance of congressional restrictions on dollars going to countries that haven't yet complied with standards of democracy, a memo revealed.
House Republicans' chief investigator issued a subpoena Tuesday for State Department documents he said would shed light on how the administration wrote the "talking points" that were used to give a wrong impression of last year's terrorist attack in Benghazi.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled on Sunday what he called a "ground-shaking" plan to bolster the Palestinian economy with a $4 billion infusion of private investment.
U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey easily defeated fellow Rep. Stephen F. Lynch in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and will be the favorite against Republican Gabriel Gomez in a special election to take place June 25.
The family of an former Marine detained in Iran is asking Secretary of State John Kerry to step in and demand his release.
Secretary of State John Kerry said he is going to visit with the parents of slain diplomat Anne Smedinghoff during a stop in Chicago on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in the center of the storm, South Korea, on Friday for the start of a four-day sweep through the eastern part of Asia.
A senior Israel official said that the government will indeed stop its much-contested settlement building as a step toward peace with the Palestinians — but very quietly, without fanfare or policy order.
While the rest of Congress was struggling to avoid the dreaded fiscal cliff late last year, then-Sen. John Kerry whisked off to London with a top aide. It was a classic farewell trip for a veteran Democrat about to become America’s next secretary of state.
Secretary of State John Kerry may not be returning to U.S. soil with a new Middle East peace deal, or a diplomatic solution to how America might best deal with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's reported resignation – which leaves in charge the less friendly President Mahmoud Abbas. And the question of Iran's nuclear program still hovers.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia's top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soon step up aid to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
The Syrian extremist militia Jabhat al-Nusra is a branch of al Qaeda's coalition in Iraq and has been all along, the umbrella group Islamic State of Iraq acknowledged Tuesday — a move that shows the blossoming self-confidence of salafist jihadis about their role in the revolution raging in Syria.
A day after President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced they will donate 5 percent of their paychecks to the Treasury, Secretary of State John Kerry is following suit, vowing to donate 5 percent of his $183,500 salary.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated government recently allowed members of the Brotherhood and hardline jihadists to join Egypt's military academy for the first time as part of what U.S. officials say is a covert effort to impose Islamist rule in the key Middle East state.
France is poised to add Hezbollah to the European Union's list of terrorist organizations after the group claimed responsibility for last year's attack on a bus filled with Israeli tourists to Burgas.
In it, Mr. Kerry said, "we are not satisfied with the extent of Egypt's progress and are pressing for a more inclusive democratic process and strengthening of key democratic institutions," The Blaze reported.
"A strong U.S. security partnership with Egypt, underpinned by [Foreign Military Financing], maintains a channel to Egyptian military leadership, who are key opinion makers in the country. A decision to waive restrictions on FMF to Egypt is necessary to uphold these interests as we encourage Egypt to continue its transition to democracy," he wrote, The Blaze reported.