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Sec. Clinton, Arab Leaders Discuss Arming Syrian Rebels

Sec. Clinton, Arab Leaders Discuss Arming Syrian Rebels

State Department photo(TUNIS, Tunisia) — During a bilateral “Friends of Syria” meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tunisia, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal said arming the Syrian opposition was “an excellent idea.”
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Hillary Clinton Says Bashar Al-Assad’s Days in Power Are Ending

Hillary Clinton Says Bashar Al-Assad’s Days in Power Are Ending

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Thursday that Bashar al-Assad’s days are numbered as leader of Syria.With representatives from 70 nations meeting in Tunisia on Friday to discuss the Syrian crisi…

US, Mexico Agree to Share Gulf Oil

US, Mexico Agree to Share Gulf Oil

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS CABOS, Mexico) — The United States and Mexico have agreed to share oil and natural gas deposits located along the maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico.  The decision will mandate joint development of undersea reserv…

Sec. Hillary Clinton Highlights Need to End Female Genital Cutting

Sec. Hillary Clinton Highlights Need to End Female Genital Cutting

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — By the time she was 14, Oureye Sall had been sent to live with her husband in Nguerigne, Senegal. She also had a profession of sorts: She was trained to be a female genital cutter. And it wasn’t long before she w…

Secretary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Talk Syria, Iran

Secretary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Talk Syria, Iran

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After her meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Monday afternoon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — not surprisingly — told reporters that Syria was “at the top of our list of important…

Bill Clinton Struggled to Deal With Lewinsky Affair, Film Says

Bill Clinton Struggled to Deal With Lewinsky Affair, Film Says

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bill Clinton apparently struggled with whether to talk publicly about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, as his aides were surprised, even dismayed, about his relationship with the 23-year-old.A new…

Egypt to Send American NGOs to Trial; Clinton Calls for Resolution

Egypt to Send American NGOs to Trial; Clinton Calls for Resolution

Win McNamee/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Egypt is sending 43 non-governmental organization workers, including 19 Americans, to trial, according to state media.The Egyptian government has been investigating American NGOs for their pro-democracy work, shutting…

New Security Council Resolution Tones Down Calls for Regime Change in Syria

New Security Council Resolution Tones Down Calls for Regime Change in Syria

Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.N. Security Council could vote as early as Friday on a resolution that backs political change in Syria, though the text of the agreement falls short of calling for President Bashar al-Assad to st…

Hillary Clinton to Russia: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

Hillary Clinton to Russia: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With Russia promising to upend any United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Syria to halt its crackdown on anti-government activists, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wedesday challeng…

Hillary Clinton to Russia: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

Hillary Clinton to Russia: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With Russia promising to upend any United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Syria to halt its crackdown on anti-government activists, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wedesday challeng…

US to Iraq: Don’t Blow This Opportunity

US to Iraq: Don’t Blow This Opportunity

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. has warned Iraq’s leaders, namely Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, “not to blow this opportunity,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told State Department employees during a to…

Hillary Clinton Ready to Step Off ‘High Wire of American Politics’

Hillary Clinton Ready to Step Off ‘High Wire of American Politics’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It’s not the first time she’s said she’s leaving government service after her current job, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton definitively said Thursday that she wants out of politics.During…

US, Europe Reiterate Offer for Talks with Iran

US, Europe Reiterate Offer for Talks with Iran

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration and its allies in Europe are reiterating their offer for nuclear talks with Iran as they prepare additional sanctions on the country’s oil sector. Iran, too, has said recently …

Clinton Names Basketball Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cultural Ambassador

Clinton Names Basketball Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cultural Ambassador

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The state department has a new global cultural ambassador: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.The towering Hall of Famer said tackling his new position will be like following in the footsteps of L…

US Denies Involvement in Murder of Iranian Scientist

US Denies Involvement in Murder of Iranian Scientist

SAJAD SAFARI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House issued a strong denial Wednesday that the U.S. had anything to do with the death of an Iranian scientist involved in the country’s illicit nuclear program.Speaking to reporters, Secretary of …

State Department Boosting Its Counterterrorism Office

State Department Boosting Its Counterterrorism Office

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The State Department plans to elevate its counterterrorism office to a full-fledged bureau on Wednesday, a move that officials say will send a strong signal to allies about the U.S. commitment to strengtheni…

President Obama, Hillary Clinton Named Most Admired Americans

President Obama, Hillary Clinton Named Most Admired Americans

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — When asked without prompting to name the living man and woman whom they most admire in the world, more Americans name Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton than any other figures.The Gallup rankings, t…

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