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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in Pakistan on unannounced visit

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Pakistan late on Wednesday on an unannounced visit for talks with the nuclear armed country's new government on ways to tame insurgents and stabilize neighboring Afghanistan.Full story

Israeli-Palestinian talks won't fix the Middle East's problems

(Reuters) - On Monday, the Obama administration announced that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had convinced Israel and the Palestinian Authority to sit down for negotiations for the first time in three years. Coming out of Monday and Tuesday's meetings, Kerry announced a goal of working out a co Full story

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  Israeli, Palestinian leaders resume negotiations

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is greeted by US Ambassador to Pakistan Olson upon his arrival in Islamabad
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is greeted by US Ambassador to Pakistan Olson upon his arrival in Islamabad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson upon his arrival in Islamabad July 31, 2013. Kerry is scheduled to meet with members of Pakistan's newly-elected civilian government on Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Reed (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by unidentified Pakistani officials upon his arrival in Islamabad
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by unidentified Pakistani officials upon his arrival in Islamabad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by unidentified Pakistani officials upon his arrival in Islamabad July 31, 2013. Kerry is scheduled to meet with members of Pakistan's newly-elected civilian government on Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Reed (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at the State Department in Washington July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst