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Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials

(Rob Griffith, Pool / Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit Wednesday to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where he met the tiny nation’s leaders and commemorated the ferocious World War II battles fought on Guadalcanal.

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Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

(Nicolas Asfouri, Pool / Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions.

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Kerry urges calm in Iraq

(Rick Rycroft / Associated Press)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the people of Iraq to remain calm as the country faces a political crisis while battling advances by Islamic State militants.

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Kerry aims to calm South China Sea tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Myanmar seeking to calm tensions in the South China Sea between China and its smaller neighbors.

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Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

(Dusan Vranic, File / Associated Press)

When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.

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Kerry presses Myanmar on democratic reform

(Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press)

To improve relations with the United States, Myanmar must make progress in its democratic transition and halt what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the country’s leaders.

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Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict.