Plot to kill Clinton in Kenya was foiled at last minute

Hillary Clinton, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 5, 2009 | SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Hope my fellow Americans had a great Labor Day weekend. Here’s today’s Hillary Clinton news brief: •A plot by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants to bomb the hotel where Secretary Clinton was staying during her visit to Nairobi, Kenya, last month (shown above) was foiled ...

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Hope my fellow Americans had a great Labor Day weekend. Here's today's Hillary Clinton news brief:

A plot by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants to bomb the hotel where Secretary Clinton was staying during her visit to Nairobi, Kenya, last month (shown above) was foiled at the last minute, The Australian reports. Very scary.

Hillary Clinton, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 5, 2009 | SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 5, 2009 | SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

Hope my fellow Americans had a great Labor Day weekend. Here’s today’s Hillary Clinton news brief:

A plot by al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants to bomb the hotel where Secretary Clinton was staying during her visit to Nairobi, Kenya, last month (shown above) was foiled at the last minute, The Australian reports. Very scary.

[Update (Sept. 10): This story might not be true — see stacyx’s comment below. FP regrets any error; at the time of posting, the story seemed credible.]

This morning Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor by welcoming Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.

This afternoon, Clinton will be back in Washington to bilateral with Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates.

Clinton’s husband Bill gave an interview with Esquire magazine. The print version will be available in the October issue, which’ll hit newsstands Sept. 14.

Do any of you live in the Orlando, Fla., area? An exhibit at the Presidents Hall of Fame features the roughly 35 women — most from lesser-known parties — who have made a bid for the U.S. presidential nomination. Included is a replica of a navy-blue suit worn by Clinton.

Photo: SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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