Washington, Oct 28 - The United States would be willing to negotiate with Afghanistan's Taliban leader Mullah Omar if he met conditions that have been laid out, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
Testifying at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday, Clinton did not dismiss the prospect when asked by Republican Representative Steve Chabot, whether reconciliation talks with the Taliban and other insurgents would include talks with Omar.
"You don't make peace with your friends," she said, speaking days after concluding a weeklong trip that included stops in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Washington, Oct 27 - The United States has assured India that it was "continuing to work" on the issue of hundreds of Indian students affected by the "horrible visa scam" by California based "sham" Tri-Valley University. Some 85 percent of over 1500 TVU students were Indian, mostly from Andhra Pradesh.
US authorities are reviewing a letter sent by the Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking that the cases of Indian students should be viewed in a "fair and reasonable manner," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters Wednesday,
Washington, Oct 23 : Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has a point when he says that Afghanistan has to deal with its own problems instead of blaming Islamabad for them, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
In an interview with Fox News, when asked to comment on Kayani’s recent statement that instead of blaming Pakistan for all its problems, Afghanistan should try to deal with them first, Clinton appeared sympathetic to Islamabad’s position on this issue.
Washington, Oct 21 - Making clear the United States was not buying Pakistan's explanation of hedging against India, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has bluntly told its key ally it would not tolerate terrorists in Pakistan's safe haven.
"In recent months, we've seen the Haqqani Network turn from being a fighting force to one that is deliberately targeting American targets," like the US embassy in Kabul, she told CNN in an interview in Kabul Thursday.
"We cannot tolerate that," Clinton said. "And the safe haven in Pakistan from which they launch these attacks has nothing to do with the Taliban coming back into Afghanistan."
Washington, Oct 20 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to arrive in Islamabad on Thursday for talks with Pakistani leaders aimed at mending frayed bilateral ties.
The visit is her own initiative and has been portrayed in the US media as “a list-ditch effort” to salvage America’s partnership with Pakistan, the Dawn reports.
Clinton, who was in Kabul on Wednesday, and her team are expected to meet Pakistan’s civil and military leadership, including President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of Army Staff
(COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
Washington, Oct 19 - As part of America's "smart power diplomacy" initiative, 15 American artists and collaborative artist teams will visit 15 countries including India to engage in people-to-people diplomacy through the visual arts.
The launch of the new "smARTpower" initiative between US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Bronx Museum of the Arts was announced here Tuesday.
Washington, Oct 19 - The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit to Tripoli.
The US top diplomat met with Transitional National Council (TNC) leaders Mahmoud Jibril and Mustafa Abdel Jalil. She was the highest-ranking US official to visit Libya since 2008.
"We will stay focused on security: I am pleased to announce that we are going to put even more money into helping Libya secure and destroy dangerous stockpiles of weapons," Clinton said. "And the Administration, working with Congress, is going to provide $40 million to support this effort."
Washington, Oct 18 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made it very clear that she would never run for President again, though she did not completely discount another run for office.
On being asked whether she would ever run again for president, Clinton responded “no”.
“No, you know, Savannah, I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country. I’m really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution. I have done the best I can. But now I want to try some other things. I want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on women and girls around the world,” Politico quoted Clinton, as saying.
Washington, Oct 17 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated Monday that she would not run for president again, but would turn to a life of writing and teaching after retirement.
In an interview broadcast on the NBC TV network's "Today" show, the top US envoy repeated her intention of leaving her current post after President Barack Obama ended his first tenure in early 2013, Xinhua reported.
Asked whether she would run for president again in 2016, Clinton said: "No, No."
"I'm very privileged to have had the opportunities to serve my country, and I am really old fashioned," she explained.
Washington, Oct 15 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has that Washington should not continue to allow itself to be taken advantage of by China, which the West thinks undervalues its currency to boost exports around the globe.
"They continue to try to game the system to their advantage and our disadvantage. It is fitting and timely for us to be standing up and saying, ''this is not acceptable''," The Courier Mail quoted her, as saying.
New York, Oct 15 - The United States should take a cue from the leaders of emerging powers like India and Brazil who put economics at the centre of their foreign policies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged policymakers.
"When their leaders approach a foreign policy challenge -- just as when they approach a domestic challenge -- one of the first questions they ask is, 'how will this affect our economic growth?'" she told the Economic Club of New York Friday in what was billed as a major economics and foreign policy speech.
Washington, Oct 14 - A first of its kind programme for leaders of Indian higher education at Yale University has been highlighted as an example of dynamic and innovative cooperation between the United States and India.
The India-Yale Higher Education Leadership Programme, developed after extensive discussions between Yale and Indian officials, came under the spotlight here Thursday at the first US India Higher Education Summit to promote deeper linkages in the area of higher education.
Washington, Oct 14 - India and the United States have agreed to broaden their knowledge partnership in pursuit of six key goals, including strategic institutional partnerships and exploring models for 'educational institutions for the 21st Century'.
The goals were outlined in a US-India Joint Statement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and India's Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal issued at the end of a day-long "historic" US-India Higher Education summit co-chaired by them.
Washington, Oct 13 : Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday assured potential Indian students that the United States would to do everything possible to help them sort out real and sham institutions in the country.
The United States has expanded its advisory services for Indian students and their families to help "sort out misleading offers that come over the internet," she said inaugurating a day long education summit she is co-chairing with India's Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal.
Washington, Oct 13 : Saying that "Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem" in Afghanistan, the US is pushing Pakistan on several issues on which it holds Islamabad accountable.
"Everybody knows Pakistan has a big stake in the outcome of what goes on across their border, and they are going to be involved one way or the other," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after a lecture on American Global Leadership at the Centre for American Progress Wednesday.
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