US SECRETARY OF STATE

  • Syria will give up control of chemical weapons, says Assad September 13, 2013

    Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said that his government will give up chemical weapons weapons as per the Russian proposal. In an interview to Russian TV, Assad says Syria will initiate the process only if the US stops threatening it. On Thursday US Secretary of State John Kerry had met...
  • US Secretary of State Kerry in Pakistan on unannounced visit August 1, 2013

    Islamabad: US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Pakistan late on Wednesday for a day of talks aimed at easing tensions over US drone strikes while putting pressure on the nuclear armed nation to do more to eliminate militant havens on its territory. In Pakistan on an unannounced visit,...
  • India an ever changing place, says John Kerry June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: US Secretary John Kerry made a strong pitch for India and the US cooperating in clean energy and said the US is keen on implementing the IndoUS civil nuclear deal "as soon as possible". Describing India as a nation that would soon become the most populous and the...
  • John Kerry arrives in India for threeday visit June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to participate in the fourth round of IndoUS strategic dialogue even as US announced to invest $100 million in India's burgeoning clean energy sector. Kerry, 69, accompanied by a highlevel delegation arrived on a threeday visit,...
  • US Secretary of State proposes 20 pc cut in aid to Lanka April 15, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a 20 per cent cut in the American aid to Colombo, a move reflecting the unease in their ties over issues related to human rights, reconstruction and political integration in Sri Lanka after the end of the civil war. It is believed...
  • Suicide bombers attack Afghan police base, 5 officers dead March 26, 2013

    Kabul: Afghan police say eight suicide bombers have attacked one of their headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing five officers and wounding four. Nangarhar provincial police chief Mohammad Sharif Amin says one insurgent in a bombladen car detonated his vehicle in front of the Jalalabad Police Quick Reaction...
  • Kerry meets Karzai, praises plans for Afghan elections March 26, 2013

    Kabul: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unity on Monday, shortly after the US military ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan, ending a longstanding irritant in relations between the two countries. Kerry, in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit,...
  • Kerry expresses sympathy with victims of Hyderabad blasts February 22, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday made his maiden tweet to express sympathies with the people of Hyderabad, the venue of twin blasts that killed nearly a dozen people. "Saw friend/Foreign Secretary Mathai discussed importance of relationship w/ #India, expressed sympathies to brave people of #Hyderabad JK,"...
  • Kerry meets Mathai, reaffirms importance of USIndia ties February 22, 2013

    Washington: Newly appointed US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday met visiting Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and stressed that there would be no change in IndiaUS relationship, which he is looking forward to take a step forward during his stint at the Foggy Bottom. During his brief meeting with Mathai,...
  • Hillary Clinton to charge $ 200,000 for a speech February 22, 2013

    Washington: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed up for speaking circuit and will charge a whooping $200,000 per speaking appearance, making her one of the highest paid public figures on such appearances. Notably her salary as the US Secretary of State, which she relinquished less than a...
  • US: John Kerry sworn in as US Secretary of State February 2, 2013

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned on Friday as America's secretary of state, capping a fouryear tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited. John Kerry was sworn in to replace her. In a letter sent to President Barack Obama shortly before she left the State...
  • Mystery shrouds sudden illness of Hillary Clinton January 3, 2013

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been under the weather ever since December 10, 2012 when she cancelled a planned trip to North Africa and Middle East due to flu. She later had a concussion and then was being treated for a blood clot near her brain before being...
  • Hillary Clinton discharged from hospital January 3, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot near her brain and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, the State Department said. Clinton, who has not been seen in public since December...
  • US: Hillary Clinton hospitalised with blood clot December 31, 2012

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent to the hospital on Sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier in December and was being assessed by doctors, a State Department spokesman said. "In the course of a followup exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a...
  • Obama to nominate Kerry to head State Department December 16, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, a source familiar with the process said on Saturday. Kerry, the Democratic nominee for president in 2004 and a stalwart Obama supporter, had been widely tipped...
  • Colin Powell advises 'get mad' in new book September 26, 2011

    Los Angeles: Former US Secretary of State, General Colin Powell has penned a book on leadership skills with the advice "get mad, then get over it," set to hit book stores in May 2012, publisher HarperCollins said on Sunday. "It Worked For Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life" is a collection...
  • Hillary gets cool reception in Pak: US media May 28, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a cool welcome in Pakistan on her recent trip, mainstream American media reported on Saturday adding this is reflection of the lowebb in relationship between the two countries. "The tension was clear at the start of the first meeting of the day, with...
  • Clinton wishes 'Shubho Nobo Borsho' to Bengalis April 15, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wished Bengalis across the globe a 'Happy New Year' with the traditional Bengali greeting "Shubho Nobo Borsho!" In a message to the Bengali community on the occasion of "Poila Boishakh", the Bengali New Year, Clinton said: "Shubho Nobo Borsho! As you celebrate this special...
  • US in direct competition with China: Clinton March 3, 2011

    The United States is facing direct competition from China on the global stage both political and economic, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. This is probably for the first time that a top US official has used such a strong language of competition with China in diplomatic terms. "We...
  • WikiLeaks founder attacks Hillary Clinton December 2, 2010

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is in hiding blasted Hillary Clinton saying that "she should resign". ...
  • Obama visit will be 'defining moment' in ties: US September 28, 2010

    New York: The United States says President Barack Obama's visit to India in November will be a "defining moment" in the history of their ties as Washington has an important stake in India's emergence as a global power. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna...
  • US rewards Pakistan with $ 7.5 bn aid July 19, 2010

    Islamabad: The US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton opened highlevel talks with Pakistan on Monday by announcing several new aid projects aimed at improving the country's water, energy and health sectors. The projects are part of a $ 7.5 billion aid effort to convince Pakistanis that Washington is not only...
  • Pak safe haven for alQaeda: Hillary October 30, 2009

    Lahore: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has questioned Pakistan's seriousness in taking on the alQaeda terror group, saying she found it "hard to believe" Islamabad didn't know where its leaders were. "AlQaeda has had a safe haven in Pakistan since 2002," Clinton told newspaper editors here Thursday. "I find it...
  • Hillary Clinton sued over age discrimination September 19, 2009

    Washington: US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and the State Department are being sued by a diplomat who claims she was discriminated against because of her age. Lawyers for Elizabeth Colton filed a suit on Friday in US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that Clinton and the...
  • Hillary makes fashion statement with red business suit July 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Looking radiant in a bright red business suit teamed with a similarly coloured doublelayered choker, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was woman power personified at her breakfast meeting with corporate honchos in Mumbai on Saturday, making a fashion statement in no uncertain terms as she kicked off...
  • Hillary scribbles in Taj book, pays tribute to 26/11 victims July 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Following is the message written by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Memorial Tribute at Taj Hotel in Mumbai: "Americans share a solidarity with this city and nation. Both our people have experienced the senseless and searing effects of violent extremism. And both can be grateful and...
  • Hillary meets heroes of Taj, salutes their bravery July 18, 2009

    Mumbai: "I am happy to see you all," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday told staffers of the Taj and Oberoi hotels who had survived the 26/11 terror attacks and risked their lives to save the guests. Hillary, who is staying at the Tower Wing of the Taj Hotel...
  • Hillary makes a statement, to stay at Mumbai's Taj July 17, 2009

    Mumbai: US Secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, on her first official visit to India, has decided to stay at the epicentre of the 26/11 attacks, the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Explosions and gunfire had turned one of Mumbais biggest landmark into a scene of carnage just 8 months ago. Security has...
  • India can play a global role: Hillary Clinton July 16, 2009

    Washington: Acknowledging India's emergence as a global player, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says how New Delhi can "play not just a regional role but a global one as well" would top her agenda on her India trip. "We believe India has a tremendous opportunity and a growing responsibility,...
  • Hillary Clinton sworn in as US Secretary of State February 3, 2009

    Washington: Former first lady and Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton was officially sworn in as the US Secretary of State on Monday by US VicePresident Joe Biden in Washington DC. Hillary was joined by her husband and former US President Bill Clinton, daughter Chelsea and mother Dorothy Rodham on stage during the...