08/30/2013 10:10amSecretary of State John Kerry on Friday tapped a career diplomat to temporarily replace the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Egypt, who is leaving Cairo amid the Obama administration's ongoing review of American assistance to the country.
08/30/2013 11:25amSecretary of State John Kerry says the chemical attack this month in Syria killed 1,429 people, including at least 426 children.
08/30/2013 11:28amSecretary of State John Kerry says the United Nations cannot tell the world anything about a chemical weapons attack the U.S. doesn't already know and hasn't already made public.
08/30/2013 2:08pmText of Secretary of State John Kerry's statement Friday on Syria, as provided by Federal News Service:
08/30/2013 2:36pmNorth Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday, abruptly dimming hopes for improved relations already strained by the North's nuclear program.
08/30/2013 3:21pmWhen it comes to Syria, the Obama administration is sure about one thing: President Bashar Assad's government must be punished after allegedly using deadly chemical weapons, possibly including sarin gas, to kill hundreds of Syrians.