Washington, May 12 - The US has widened sanctions on Al Qaida's Yemen-based wing, restricting their travel, freezing assets and slapping arms embargo on them.
The sanctions are targeted at Qasim al-Raimi and Nayif al-Qahtani, both senior leaders of Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The group claimed responsibility on the failed airline bombing plot last Christmas on a Detroit-bound plane.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved the sanctions and the measures were published in the Federal Register Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
New York, May 10 : US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton claims she shares camaraderie with former political opponent President Barack Obama. She also speaks of her amazement when offered the job.
"I ran hard against him, he ran hard against me," she told CBS'''' "60 Minutes".
"He won. I lost. And then, he asked me to work for him on behalf of our country. Now? "We have a great relationship," she insisted.
She says she was taken aback at being offered the position of Secretary of State and initially turned it down, "Just ridiculous, I absolutely did not believe it," she said.
Washington, May 10 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that there are people in the Pakistan Government who know the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
"I''m not saying that they''re at the highest levels but I believe that somewhere in this government are people who know where Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda is, where Mullah Omar and the leadership of the Afghan Taliban is and we expect more cooperation to help us bring to justice, capture or kill, those who attacked us on 9/11," Clinton revealed on the CBS 60 Minutes show.
Washington, May 8 : In what probably can be seen as the strongest message to Pakistan since the failed Times Square bombing plot, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of ‘severe consequences’ if a successful terror attack is traced back to that country.
In an interview with the CBS, which would be aired on Sunday, Clinton said that though Pakistan’s attitude towards Islamic terrorism has changed in the recent past, it still needs to take far more stringent measures to quell militancy emanating from its soil.
Washington, April 29 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has outlined several new initiatives to empower women around the world through technology training, public-private partnerships and grants and a planned entrepreneurship summit specifically for women.
Clinton announced the initiatives Wednesday at a breakfast for women from around the world, included two from India, who attended President Barack Obama's entrepreneurship conference summit.
Under the "Secretary's Innovation Award for Women's and Girls' Empowerment" up to $500,000 each will go to two applicants who can offer pioneering solutions to empower the world's women and girls, politically, economically and socially. The Rockefeller Foundation funds the awards.
Washington, April 29 : The India-US civil nuclear deal moved a step closer to implementation with President Barack Obama delegating his functions and authority to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make the specified report on the accord to Congress.
The White House announced the delegation of Certain Functions Under Section 104(g) of the United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006 to Clinton to report to the Congress in a presidential memo to her Wednesday.
Washington, April 23 : U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that the constant travel and demands of her job as America's top diplomat are beginning to take a toll.
"It wears you out," the Politico quoted Clinton as telling Esquire in a story for the May issue of the magazine.
"The jet lag, the dry air on planes, the whole ''If it''s Tuesday, I must be in...'' kind of thing," she added.
Clinton told the magazine that she hopes she has enough gas in the tank to keep up the pace.
Washington, April 15 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has offered condolences to the families of the victims killed in a devastating earthquake in northwest China, Xinhua reported.
"On behalf of the American people, I offer sincere condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this morning's earthquake in China's Qinghai province," Clinton said in a statement Wednesday.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured or displaced, and all the people of China on this difficult day. The US stands ready to assist," she said.
Washington, March 24 : Pakistan and the US here Wednesday began talks aimed at strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are co-chairing the dialogue.
Setting the dialogue in motion, Clinton lauded Islamabad's role in establishing peace in South Asia and termed Pakistan's security a top priority, Geo TV reported.
Referring to Pakistan's anti-terror operations, Clinton pledged full support, saying "Its struggles are our struggles."
Washington, Mar. 23 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the upcoming strategic dialogue with Pakistan would offer an opportunity to the Obama Administration to work closely with the Pakistan government and allay the massive anti-America sentiment prevailing in that country.
In her message on the occasion of Pakistan Day, Clinton said Washington is supporting Pakistan in its effort to dismantle and destroy the network of extremist groups that is not only posing threat to it but also to the US and the whole world.
Washington, March 13 - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday to express "strong objections" to plans to build housing units in occupied East Jerusalem.
The dispute opened up a rare diplomatic rift between the US and Israel, as the announcement for the new construction came while Vice President Joe Biden was in Israel and as Washington had brokered indirect talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Washington, March 11 : President Barack Obama has delegated his authority to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to send mandatory certifications regarding the landmark India-US civil nuclear deal to the US Congress after every six months.
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the President by section 204(c) of the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act (Public Law 110-369)," he said in a Presidential Memorandum.
Washington, Mar 11: United States President Barack Obama has appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the new certification authority to verify the Indo-U. S. civilian nuclear agreement after every six months.
Washington, Feb. 18 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday described Pakistan’s cooperation in the war against terror as serving the best interests of both countries.
While refusing to comment on the ongoing operation against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, The Dawn quoted Clinton, as saying: “I can express our appreciation for the increasing cooperation between the United States and Pakistan. It is something that I personally believe is in the best interest of both of our countries.”
Describing the Taliban as a common enemy, she said that the effort to combat the militant group “requires this level of partnership”.
New York, Feb 8 : Hillary Clinton has not yet selected the outfit she will wear at daughter Chelsea''s wedding.
"Well, if you don''t tell anybody ... we''re still looking," the New York Daily News quoted her as saying at CNN''s "State of the Union" talk show.
The Secretary Of State added: "I don''t have a dress yet, no, and Chelsea doesn''t either. But we''re working on it," Clinton added.
In November 2009, Chelsea Clinton, 29, had revealed she would tie the knot with investment banker Marc Mezvinsky.
She had sent an email to pals saying: "We wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged!"