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    1. August 3, 2015

      Kerry secures Gulf support for Iran deal

      Gulf Arab countries gave cautious backing on Monday to the nuclear deal with Iran, giving the White House an important...

    2. July 28, 2015

      John Kerry leads drive to win support for Iran nuclear deal

      Three US cabinet secretaries returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to persuade sceptical lawmakers to back a nuclear pact...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. July 23, 2015

      ‘You’ve been fleeced’ by Iran, Kerry told

      Naive. Fleeced. Bamboozled. Those were the words that greeted John Kerry, US secretary of state, when he went to...

    2. July 22, 2015

      US pledges to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram terrorists

      The US and Nigeria are to work more closely to tackle the Boko Haram extremist threat in west Africa as part of efforts...

    3. July 17, 2015

      John Kerry, a tireless diplomat with zeal for a deal

      Just hours after engineering the biggest gamble in US foreign policy since Richard Nixon went to China, John Kerry, the...

    4. July 15, 2015

      With nuclear deal struck, US focus shifts to wider agenda with Iran

      In September 2013, John Kerry became the first US secretary of state since the 1979 Islamic revolution to meet his...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 14, 2015

      Kerry on crutches

      US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives from...

    6. July 14, 2015

      Obama gambles legacy on nuclear deal with Iran

      The Iranian nuclear accord that US President Barack Obama secured on Tuesday will go down in history as the crowning...

    7. July 14, 2015

      Years of tough talking end in Iran nuclear pact

      World powers agreed an accord with Iran on Tuesday, enforcing tough new curbs on Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange...

    8. July 9, 2015

      Prince Saud al-Faisal, world’s longest serving foreign minister, 1940-2015

      Saud al-Faisal, who has died, aged 75, two months after his replacement as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, served for...

    9. July 9, 2015

      Iran talks deadline passes amid stalemate

      A midnight deadline for a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran passed on Thursday, with US legislation kicking in...

    10. July 5, 2015

      Iran and world powers edge towards nuclear deal

      Negotiators from Iran and six world powers edged towards a nuclear deal on Sunday as both sides mounted a final...

    11. July 1, 2015

      US and Cuba to open embassies

      The US and Cuba will announce on Wednesday that they are to open embassies in each other’s capitals, formally...

    12. June 21, 2015

      Senior Putin aide warns over Russia-US relations

      One of Vladimir Putin’s most senior officials has warned the US against a plan to store heavy weapons in eastern Europe...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Iraq calls for increased military support in battle against Isis

      The world is failing in its struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), Iraq’s prime minister...

    14. May 31, 2015

      John Kerry cancels Europe tour after bicycle crash in France

      John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has cancelled the remainder of his European diplomatic tour after breaking his...

    15. May 27, 2015

      Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy next month

      Tony Blair will step down as Middle East envoy next month, bringing to an end a controversial eight-year role that made...

    16. May 25, 2015

      The US can talk to Vladimir Putin and stay firm on Ukraine

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, has long enjoyed a reputation for being an indefatigable diplomat, engaging in...

    17. May 20, 2015

      US patrols of South China Sea a ‘positive step’

      Pentagon plans to consider military patrols near disputed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea have won the...

    18. May 20, 2015

      Only high-level talks can penetrate the fog of war

      Has Vladimir Putin scored a diplomatic victory against the Obama administration? Until last week, Washington was...

    19. May 16, 2015

      China and US seek to defuse maritime tensions

      China and the US sought to defuse growing tensions over land reclamation projects in the South China Sea on Saturday,...

    20. May 11, 2015

      John Kerry set for first Moscow visit since start of Ukraine war

      John Kerry is to visit Moscow on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis that left...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Saudi Arabia announces 5-day ceasefire in Yemen

      The US and the Saudi-led coalition announced a five-day ceasefire in Yemen beginning on May 12 as diplomatic efforts to...

    22. April 27, 2015

      US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

      The US and Japan signed defence agreements on Monday that allow for greater co-operation between their militaries at a...

    23. April 14, 2015

      Obama agrees compromise with Congress on Iran vote

      Congress looks likely to have a chance to reject a final nuclear deal with Iran after a Senate committee unanimously...

    24. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Russia lifted its self-imposed ban on selling an advanced air-defence systems...

    25. April 10, 2015

      US and Cuba hold highest level meeting in over 50 years

      US secretary of state John Kerry and Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks in Panama ahead of the...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Room with a view

      US Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks...

    27. March 31, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as...

    28. March 24, 2015

      Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

      The Iran nuclear talks are an international diplomatic effort to permanently restrict Tehran’s ability to build a...

    29. March 15, 2015

      Assad must come to negotiating table, says Kerry

      The US is reasserting its willingness to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end the conflict in Syria...

    30. March 15, 2015

      Tony Blair poised to step back from Middle East peace envoy role

      Tony Blair is preparing to step back from his role as a Middle East peace envoy as the US and Europe review policy...

    31. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

    32. March 15, 2015

      Iran talks leave Sunni Arabs fretting about Tehran’s influence

      The effrontery with which Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, and his Republican partisans in the US Congress,...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2015

      War and peace on Capitol Hill

      Police remove a protester holding a sign as US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Egypt cuts top tax rate as it seeks to charm foreign investors

      Days ahead of hosting a high-profile international investment conference, Egypt has announced it is slashing its top...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Guest post: diplomatic obfuscation aside, 10 reasons why the ceasefire in Ukraine is a myth

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta One of the most challenging tasks faced by journalists writing on...

    36. March 5, 2015

      John Kerry reassures nervous Gulf allies on Iran nuclear deal

      The US is not seeking a “grand bargain” with Iran, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said in Riyadh on Thursday as he...

    37. March 3, 2015

      Bibi’s misleading Congress clapometer

      If you measure Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance by the applause, his speech to the US Congress hit the mark. Judged by...

    38. March 1, 2015

      John Kerry defends Iran diplomacy as Israeli PM heads for US

      The Obama administration insisted on Sunday that diplomacy with Iran deserved “the benefit of the doubt”, as Benjamin...

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