Hillary Clinton

Act on Krittika case, Clinton told

Act on Krittika case, Clinton toldWashington, June 2 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should act on the case of an Indian diplomat's daughter who is suing New York city for a whopping $1.5 million for false arrest to avoid retaliation from other countries, said lawyer Ravi Batra.

Batra, lawyer of Krittika Biswas, sent a letter to Hillary Clinton June 1 that said: "I urge you to act and avoid possible retaliatory-reciprocity from foreign nations."

Krittika Biswas, student of John Bowne High School and daughter of Debashish Biswas, vice consul (administration) at the Indian Consulate General in New York, filed a notice of claim of $1.5 million May 6.


Clinton condemns Pakistani journalist's killing

Clinton condemns Pakistani journalist's killingWashington, June 1 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the killing of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad.

"The United States strongly condemns the abduction and killing of reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad," Hillary Clinton said in a statement.

"His work reporting on terrorism and intelligence issues in Pakistan brought to light the troubles extremism poses to Pakistan's stability," Online news agency quoted Clinton as saying.


Pakistan rejects US appeal against closing ''intelligence fusion'' cells in country

 Pakistan rejects US appeal against closing ''intelligence fusion'' cells in countryWashington/Islamabad, May 28: Pakistan has rebuffed an appeal by visiting US officials not to shut down military intelligence liaison centres in the country, US and Pakistani officials have said.

Pakistan had recently told the United States to reduce its military presence in the country, and also moved to close three military intelligence liaison centres, setting back American efforts to eliminate insurgent sanctuaries in largely lawless areas bordering Afghanistan.


Clinton hasn’t given clean chit to ISI over Osama’s presence in country for years: US

Clinton hasn’t given clean chit to ISI over Osama’s presence in country for years: US Washington, May 28 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not given a clean chit to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) over its alleged complicity in Osama bin Laden’s sheltering in Abbottabad, her spokesman has said.

“I don’t think she [Clinton] gave them a free chit,” Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark C. Toner told reporters in Washington.

“We acknowledge that there are difficulties in the relationship, but the bottom line is that this is a relationship that’s in our interest and in Pakistan’s interest, and so we need to work through these challenges moving forward,” he added.


Clinton asks Saleh to step down to address ‘legitimate will of Yemeni people’

Clinton asks Saleh to step down to address ‘legitimate will of Yemeni people’Washington, May 22 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down to address the ‘legitimate will of the people.’

“This is a special occasion to celebrate with family and friends to honour your rich history, but it is also marred by these trying times. Throughout the country Yemeni voices have been suppressed and innocent civilians have died,” Politico quoted Clinton, as saying.

“President Saleh needs to follow through on his commitment to transfer power. The government of Yemen must address the legitimate will of the people, " she added.


US will go after Al Qaeda leadership anywhere: Clinton

Hillary ClintonWashington, May 20 : Despite Pakistan's warnings that it would not tolerate another US raid, the US has made clear that it would go after the Al Qaeda leadership anywhere in the world.

"We've made it clear to people around the world that if we locate someone who has been part of the Al Qaeda leadership, then you get him or we will get him," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview with CBS News Thursday.

Asked if after the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, she would recommend more unilateral US raids if it knew the whereabouts of other key Al Qaeda figures in Pakistan, she declined "to comment on any hypotheticals".


Clinton confirms US will repeat unilateral attacks in Pak if it doesn’t act on terror

Clinton confirms US will repeat unilateral attacks in Pak if it doesn’t act on terrorWashington, May 20: The United States has made it clear to people around the world that if it locates an al-Qaida leadership operative in any country, then that nation must get him, otherwise America will, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed on May 2 in a top-secret US unilateral military operation involving a small team of American Special Forces in Pakistan's Abbottabad city.


Even Clinton now believes ‘somebody in Pak knew’ about bin Laden’s presence there

Even Clinton now believes ‘somebody in Pak knew’ about bin Laden’s presence thereWashington, May 20: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that although it has not been proven that anybody at the top of the Pakistan government knew about the presence of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, but it "seems likely that somebody did know."

Bin Laden, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed on May 2 in a top-secret US unilateral military operation involving a small team of American Special Forces in Pakistan's Abbottabad city.


Clinton urged to designate Pak as ‘country of particular concern’ over religious intolerance

Clinton urged to designate Pak as ‘country of particular concern’ over religious intoleranceWashington, May 19: The Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus Co-chairs and over two dozen American NGOs and rights bodies have asked US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to designate Pakistan as a "country of particular concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA).


Democrat senators urge Clinton, Gates to review US security aid to Pakistan

Democrat senators urge Clinton, Gates to review US security aid to PakistanWashington, May 19: US senators have urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Robert Gates to ensure that Pakistan was doing its utmost in the ongoing war on terror before disbursing further US security aid to the country.

The lawmakers, all Democrats, wrote Clinton and Gates a letter in the wake of the US raid in which Navy SEALs found and killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad city.


US working on understanding with Pak to thwart terrorism: Clinton

US working on understanding with Pak to thwart terrorism: ClintonWashington, May 18: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Washington is `working hard to have an understanding' with Pakistan to continue thwarting terrorism in the region following Osama bin Laden's death.

"We are working very hard to have an understanding with our counterparts in Pakistan about the best way forward," The Nation quoted Clinton, as saying.

"We're going to be working very hard in the days and weeks ahead to ensure that we have a path forward that continues the progress and answers a lot of the concerns that both sides have at this point," she added.


Clinton to visit Pakistan for “in-depth strategic discussion” about bilateral cooperation

 Clinton to visit Pakistan for “in-depth strategic discussion” about bilateral cooperationWashington, May 17: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit Pakistan for an "in-depth strategic discussion" about bilateral cooperation, and the US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Marc Grossman, will be leaving for Islamabad this week `to lay the groundwork for her eventual visit', the State Department has said.


Hillary revealed nothing about Osama raid: Bill Clinton

Hillary revealed nothing about Osama raid: Bill ClintonWashington, May 14 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed nothing before the raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, and kept even her husband, Bill, in the dark, the former US president has said in an interview.

Bill Clinton said he had contacted his wife the day of the operation but had no clue that the Al Qaeda chief would be hunted down that very day.

"I placed two calls to my wife on that day, and all I was told is, 'She's at the White House and can't talk to you'," Bill Clinton told CNBC in an interview Friday.


Hillary Clinton even kept hubby in the dark over ‘Osama operation’

 Hillary Clinton even kept hubby in the dark over ‘Osama operation’ Washington, May 14 : Former US President Bill Clinton has claimed that he was kept in the dark by his wife, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, about the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound in Pakistan.

Clinton said that he was not aware of the months of planning related to bin Laden’s search, and that he was shocked like any other American when he heard the news of the al-Qaeda leader being killed by US Navy SEALs.


Roberts, Clinton appreciate cleaner stoves used in India, China, Mexico

 Roberts, Clinton appreciate cleaner stoves used in India, China, MexicoWashington, May 7 : Actress Julia Roberts and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have said that providing cleaner burning stoves to developing countries could save lives and help the climate.

Roberts, 43, and Clinton, 63, shared their views in a USA Today op-ed published May 6.

"The impact goes beyond people''s health," the Politico quoted them as writing.

"Burning these fuels produces carbon dioxide, methane and black carbon, which contribute to climate change.

"And cutting down trees for fuel causes natural habitats to dry up, forests to disappear and soil to erode," they stated.


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