The decision comes on the same day that Russia announced the suspension of a deal with the US over plutonium disposal.
The deal excludes ISIS and al-Qaeda.
"The need is enormous, but we are determined to answer the call," Kerry said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Pollard's release was not tied to the nuclear agreement with Iran.
French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to travel to Kiev on Thursday and Moscow on Friday with a peace plan. The U.S. secretary of state also arrived in Ukraine.
In a draft letter to President Obama obtained by BuzzFeed News, Sens. Rob Portman and Dick Durbin write that "sanctions alone are unlikely to deter Putin."
The Army Public School — where the Taliban killed 134 children in Peshawar in December — and all other schools reopened Monday for the first time since the attack.
Thousands of helmet-clad riot police stormed the Maidan to clear barricades set up by protesters who came out against President Viktor Yanukovych.By late morning, they were all gone.
But six western powers and Iran are due to meet again in 10 days to try again.
Secretary of State John Kerry made a short stop in Egypt as the first visit senior U.S. official to visit the country since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian officials are saying it could be too little too late.
A retired major general writes a damning op-ed against Obama's war plans and claims widespread military disapproval over the administration's handling of the crisis. A Pentagon spokesman rejects the claim.
Now, the dictator of Syria is an international pariah. How fast the world changes.
The former presidential candidate and Senator asks the crowd if Osama Bin Laden is doing better than four years ago.
A tragic timeline of the man who would be president.