World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is resting at home in New York after being treated for a blood clot and plans to return to her office next week, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
Clinton, 65, has suffered a series of ailments over the last month including a stomach virus, a concussion and a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. She was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday after a stay of several days during which she was given blood thinners to treat the clot.
Her doctors have said they expect her to make a full recovery.
"She's resting at home," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily briefing. "She's looking forward to getting back to the office. She is very much planning to do so next week."
The State Department has said that Clinton is keeping up with her work by talking to her staff and receiving memos.
Nuland said Clinton on Thursday called into a meeting of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board, an outside group that gives her advice. The group received a briefing on Syria and also discussed energy, climate change and other issues.
Clinton has long said she would only serve one term as secretary of state and she is expected to step down in the next few weeks. US President Barack Obama has chosen Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to succeed her.
Hundreds of demobilized child soldiers still need education, rehabilitation
The Philippines said on Thursday it would resume repair and reconstruction works in the disputed South China Sea.
Pakistan army fights off attack by dozens of fighters in Khyber Agency region, according to military agency.
The Saudi navy has evacuated 86 Saudi, Arab and Western diplomats from the southern Yemeni port city Aden, reported Al Arabiya News Channel on Saturday.
Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday claimed to have shot down a warplane from a Saudi-led coalition and captured its pilot during a bombing mission in the capital Sana'a.
More than 2,300 Palestinians killed and more than 17,000 injured, according to annual report by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
"We call on Arab countries [attending] the summit to work to end all forms of siege on the Gaza Strip," Hamas said in a Saturday statement.
Washington has limited its help to providing logistical and intelligence support.
Resolution calls on Assad government, Daesh and foreign fighters to halt bloodshed.
Russian finance minister says deal with Kiev 'not done on a commercial basis because of the risks it carries'.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the funds would be sent for humanitarian reasons and "Israel's interests", without saying whether the transfer would be repeated.
Sierra Leone, the country worst-affected by the disease, has reported nearly 12,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths since the epidemic was declared a year ago.
"The Israeli occupation has agreed to extend a direct natural gas pipeline to operate Gaza's power plant," Haniyeh said in a Friday sermon delivered at a Gaza mosque.
Saad asserted that the army had sent reinforcements and was planning to send more troops to the restive area to secure the elections
An East Africa regional bloc on Friday signed two agreements with international partners to provide support for "drought resilience" activities.
Al-Shabab gunmen fought their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, trapping government officials inside, police said. "Al Shabaab fighters are on the top of the building and inside the hotel," Major Ismail Olow , a police officer, told Reuters. "Some government officials are inside the hotel."