U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia, his first stop in a week of diplomacy aimed at ending the conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
In Jeddah, Kerry is scheduled to meet with Saudi King Salman, the crown prince, deputy crown prince, and foreign minister.
He travels to Vienna later on May 15, where he will co-host group talks on Libya with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentilona and then on Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
He will then visit Brussels for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers before flying on to Asia to meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Vietnam.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP