Hillary Clinton

Pak still considers India the ‘real enemy’: Clinton

Pak still considers India the ‘real enemy’: ClintonWashington, Dec. 4 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that while Pakistan has initiated an all out war against the Taliban and other extremist organisations in Swat and South Waziristan, it still considers India the ‘real enemy’.

Addressing the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee here, Clinton stressed that the offensive in Swat and South Waziristan, which is considered as Taliban’s stronghold, was not enough to achieve the prime motive of dismantling Al-Qaeda’s network.

Pak should tackle internal issues itself: Clinton

Pak should tackle internal issues itself: ClintonWashington, Dec. 2 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has clarified that Pakistan will have to cope with its internal challenges itself.

Clinton told Geo News here that the Obama administration is pledged to help Pakistan to overcome the crisis facing currently and that it wants the civilian rule to flourish in that country.

Responding to a question regarding the present Pakistan leadership’s capability she said Pakistan appears to be quite resolved for the democracy.

US can ill afford to ignore terror safe havens in Pakistan: Clinton

US can ill afford to ignore terror safe havens in Pakistan: ClintonWashington, Dec. 2 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that it is imperative to demolish the syndicate of terrorism that operated out of the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and that Washington can ill afford to ignore the fact that Pakistan is a terror safe haven.

Cross border terrorism hampering Afghanistan, Pakistan: Clinton

Cross border terrorism hampering Afghanistan, Pakistan: ClintonWashington, Nov 20 - Noting that a "cross border fertilisation of terrorism" is preventing both Pakistan and Afghanistan to defeat the forces threatening them, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants the two countries to work together to defeat terrorism.

"We know that there is a cross-border fertilisation of extremism and terrorism," Clinton who was in Afghanistan for the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai's second term told the local Azadi Radio in an interview.

Hillary Clinton to discuss regional issues with Manmohan Singh

Hillary Clinton to discuss regional issues with Manmohan SinghWashington, Nov 20 - Apart from participating in bilateral meetings and events at the White House during the visit of the Indian prime minister, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will have a separate one-on-one meeting with Manmohan Singh, focusing on regional issues in south Asia.

Hillary Clinton ‘has the hots’ for British Foreign Minister

Hillary Clinton ‘has the hots’ for British Foreign MinisterMelbourne, Nov 19 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confessed that she has a ‘crush’ on Britain''s foreign minister, David Miliband.

Hillary, who is married to former US president Bill Clinton, gushed over youthful-looking, 44-year-old Miliband in the latest issue of US Vogue magazine.

“Oh my God! If you saw him it would be a big crush," Herald Sun quoted her as telling the mag in its December issue.

Clinton smitten by ‘vibrant, vital, attractive and smart’ Miliband’s persona

Clinton smitten by ‘vibrant, vital, attractive and smart’ Miliband’s personaLondon, Nov. 18 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has revealed her crush on British Foreign Secretary David Miliband who, according to her, is “vibrant, vital, attractive and smart.”

Clinton gushed her appraisal during an interview with Vogue magazine.

The interviewer added for good measure: "I got a crush over the phone in about five seconds partly because of his accent."

Hard to believe nobody in Pak Govt knew Al Qaeda’s hiding places: Clinton

Hillary ClintonLahore, Nov 16 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the safe haven that Al Qaeda had found in Pakistan was “very troubling”, and added that it was hard to believe that nobody in the Pakistani Government knew the hiding places of Al Qaeda.

“These terrorists are still actively engaged with the elements of the Pakistani Taliban that are threatening the state of Pakistan,” Hillary told the German weekly magazine SPIEGEL in an interview.

We're not interested in staying in Afghanistan: Hillary Clinton

We're not interested in staying in Afghanistan: Hillary ClintonWashington, Nov 16 - Saying that the US was not interested in a long-term presence in Afghanistan to rebuild the country and have a functioning democracy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the primary American mission there was defeating Al Qaeda.

"We're not interested in staying in Afghanistan; we're not interested in any long-term presence there," Clinton told the NBC programme "Meet the Press" Sunday.

Clinton urges Philippines, Muslim rebels to cut peace deal

Clinton urges Philippines, Muslim rebels to cut peace dealManila  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Friday urged the Philippine government and Muslim separatist rebels to conclude a peace deal before the end of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's term next year.

Clinton said the expiry of Arroyo's eight-year term in June was an impetus for the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to push harder to reach a final peace agreement.

Clinton asks Afghan president to stamp out corruption

Clinton asks Afghan president to stamp out corruptionManila - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai to take more steps to stamp out corruption in the strife-torn country.

Clinton said the Afghan government should also "accept greater responsibility for its own defense" as Washington reviews what course to take in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Clinton: No US conditions for democratic reform in Myanmar

Clinton: No US conditions for democratic reform in MyanmarSingapore - United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday the US would not impose any conditions on Myanmar's military junta to force democratic change, but its sanctions would remain in place until significant progress had been made.

"The US is committed to a process to try to encourage and support Burma's [Myanmar's] path to democracy," Clinton said after a ministerial meeting at a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Singapore.

US committed to building wide-ranging ties with Pakistan: Holbrooke

US committed to building wide-ranging ties with Pakistan: HolbrookeWashington, Nov. 11 : Describing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to Pakistan as “extraordinary”, US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke said Washington is committed to forging a wide-ranging relationship with Islamabad.

“Hillary is enormously popular, personally in Pakistan, but America is not popular. When she talked.... of a trust deficit, that’s what she was referring to,” The Daily Times quoted Holbrooke, as saying.

Pak Army must realise need to flush out militants totally: Clinton

Pak Army must realise need to flush out militants totally: ClintonWashington, Nov. 11 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the Pakistan military should acknowledge that it must carry out its offensive against extremists until they are completely flushed out.

“They understand too that you can’t just play Whack-A-Mole. You can’t just knock down the Taliban somewhere and expect you’re done,” The Dawn quoted Clinton, as saying.

She was replying to a question on whether the Pakistan Army should launch an offensive in North Waziristan as well.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit Philippines

Manila  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was scheduled to visit the Philippines next week, her Filipino counterpart said Saturday.

Clinton was to arrive in Manila Thursday for a two-day visit before heading to Singapore for next weekend's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo said

Romulo said among the issues he would be discussing with Clinton were disaster management, the peace process in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, climate change and nuclear non-proliferation.  (dpa)

Clinton in Egypt amid West Bank settlement row

Clinton in Egypt amid West Bank settlement row Cairo  - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Cairo for a brief unscheduled visit Wednesday that would include a meeting with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak and senior officials.

Clinton, who has been at pains to explain the apparent shift in the US' position on Israeli construction in West Bank settlements had originally been scheduled to return home Wednesday.

The additional leg in her Middle East mediation tour would also include a meeting with her Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Abul Gheit and intelligence chief Omar Suleiman.

US admits letting Al-Qaeda slip off the noose in 2001

US admits letting Al-Qaeda slip off the noose in 2001Washington, Nov. 4 : The United States, for the first time, has admitted that Al-Qaeda slipped from its hands in 2001 and then sneaked into neighbouring Pakistan.

In an interview with Fox News, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said US had two close chances of rooting out Al-Qaeda from Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002, but the outlawed group somehow slipped out of its hands on both the occasions.

Clinton expected in Cairo in latest stop in Middle East tour

Clinton expected in Cairo in latest stop in Middle East tourCairo - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected in Cairo Tuesday as part of a Middle East tour to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks, Egyptian diplomats said.

Clinton is scheduled to meet with her Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Abul Gheit and intelligence chief Omar Suleiman to discuss Egypt's role as a broker between Israelis and Arabs and between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, the diplomats told the German Press Agency dpa, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Clinton’s ‘berating’ of Pak over Qaeda ignored by State Department report

Clinton’s ‘berating’ of Pak over Qaeda ignored by State Department reportWashington, Nov. 1 : US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tough talk over Pakistan’s ‘ambivalence’ over taking the fight to the enemy, and her ‘disbelief’ over its lack of knowledge over Al-Qaeda operatives whereabouts, during her three-day Pakistan visit to the country, has been ignored by her own department.

‘Clinton’s ‘charm offensive’ failed to address Pak’s major grouses, including India’

‘Clinton’s ‘charm offensive’ failed to address Pak’s major grouses, including India’Washington, Nov. 1: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s maiden visit to Pakistan was marked by blunt talks by the top US Diplomat reprimanding the hosts for its dilly-dallying attitude towards countering the terror menace. While some were impressed by Clinton’s clear-cut strategy of reminding Islamabad regarding the impending threat posed by the extremists, others said she ignored some of the major issues concerning the troubled nation.




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