US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Book review: The Secretary, by Kim Ghattas

Book review: The Secretary, by Kim Ghattas

This is not an up-close-and-personal account of Hillary Clinton's travels as US secretary of state. Instead, The Secretary is a well-documented, neatly written account of American foreign policy during the first four years of President Barack Obama's administration.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:08pm

US planning tougher action against China cyberattacks

 Outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: Xinhua

The Obama administration is considering more assertive action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber-espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against US companies and government agencies.

1 Feb 2013 - 12:18pm 1 comment

Clinton angrily denies Benghazi cover-up

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: EPA

A fiery Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday angrily dismissed Republican charges of a cover-up over the deadly Benghazi attack and warned the world needs to combat rising extremism.

24 Jan 2013 - 3:11pm

US rejection of Syrian group shocks allies

A member of the Free Syrian Army walks in an area of Aleppo where clashes with pro-government forces continue. Photo: Reuters

The US administration's decision to drop its recognition of the Syrian National Council (SNC) as the leading Syrian opposition group and propose creating a new umbrella organisation surprised and puzzled close allies.

4 Nov 2012 - 1:26pm

Syria opposition accuses US of undermining revolt

Syrian army soldiers taking position during a patrol in Harasta area eastern Damascus in Syria. Photo: EPA

Syria’s main anti-regime group said on Friday the US was undermining the country’s revolt by seeking an opposition overhaul, as the UN accused rebels of possible war crimes over a video showing soldiers being executed.

3 Nov 2012 - 3:35pm

Clinton, Ashton push Balkans on reforms

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (left) greets US Embassy employees and their families at the US Embassy in Sarajevo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

The United States and the European Union combined on Tuesday to push Balkan states to resolve festering political and economic disputes obstructing more integration with the rest of Europe.

30 Oct 2012 - 7:31pm

Clinton set on leaving State Department despite Obama’s ‘begging’

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: AFP

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would love for Hillary Clinton to stay on as secretary of state after his hoped for re-election, but that “despite my begging” she has decided to move on.

25 Oct 2012 - 1:37pm