Secretary of State Kerry speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the U.S. strategy in Syria in the wake of the Paris terror attack. Republicans have embarrassed President Barack Obama by winning veto-proof House approval of legislation blocking Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the U.S. But from here, the effort may take a different turn in Congress.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria, the Islamic State group and Israel-Palestinian violence top the agenda for Secretary of State John Kerry on his latest trip to the Middle East.
The State Department said Saturday that Kerry plans stops in the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the West Bank.
Kerry, who was scheduled to depart Sunday for Abu Dhabi, will meet with government officials on a range of political, security and regional issues, according to the department.
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