Department of State
  • A South Korean vehicle with products from North Korea's Kaesong is surrounded by media upon its arrival at the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

    A factory complex that is North Korea's last major economic link with South Korea was a virtual ghost town Tuesday after Pyongyang suspended its operations.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 4:28 AM EDT
  • In this Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, Central African Republic rebel leader Michel Djotodia arrives ahead of planned peace talks with Central African Republic's government, in Libreville, Gabon.

    Ousted President Francois Bozize seeks "temporary" refuge after rebels overran the capital of his impoverished nation.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 25, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry adjusts his translation earphones while listening to German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, not pictured, at a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.

    In coordination with European allies, considering non-lethal assistance to carefully vetted fighters opposed to the Assad regime.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2013, 10:25 PM EST
  •  In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington.

    New U.S. Secretary of State has promised to restart peace talks between Israel and Palestine, but that won't be on the agenda of this first voyage.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 3:27 PM EST