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KABUL, Afghanistan | US Embassy says special envoy has arrived in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan— Jan 15, 2019— The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Kabul following visits to India, the United Arab Emirates and China. A statement released Tuesday says Khalilzad has arrived to meet with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other political leaders to discuss … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | US Embassy says special envoy has arrived in Afghanistan

United States | Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

United States – Ambassador James Jeffrey, the current Special Representative for Syria Engagement, will take on the additional role of the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, effective January 4, 2019. With this additional responsibility, Ambassador Jeffrey will lead and coordinate U.S. Department of State relations with the Global Coalition to defeat … Continue reading United States | Ambassador James Jeffrey Assumes Role of Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

LONDON | Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics

LONDON — Angelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics — and has joked that she might be tough enough to take the rough and tumble that comes with it. The American actress and U.N. envoy told BBC radio she “can take a lot on the chin” — a possible reference to her … Continue reading LONDON | Angelina Jolie doesn’t rule out move into politics

SANAA, Yemen | Yemeni officials: UN envoy in front-line city of Hodeida

SANAA, Yemen  — The U.N. special envoy to Yemen visited on Friday the Red Sea port city of Hodeida in efforts to halt hostilities between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s Shiite rebels there and lay the groundwork for restarting peace talks, officials said. Martin Griffiths met with several rebel officials during his short visit to … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Yemeni officials: UN envoy in front-line city of Hodeida

United States | Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

United States – Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Dr. Pham will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of U.S. policy on the cross-border security, political, and economic issues in the Great Lakes … Continue reading United States | Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban say ‘general’ discussion held with US special envoy

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Taliban officials say they held “general discussions” with Washington‘s special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s protracted and increasingly bloody war. The officials, who spoke to the Associated Press on Saturday on condition they not be identified because of the sensitivity of the process, said … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban say ‘general’ discussion held with US special envoy

MOSCOW | The Latest: UN envoy urges restrain in Syria

MOSCOW— The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. special envoy for Syria is calling on Russia, Syria and Israel “to refrain from military actions” following the downing of a Russian military aircraft. Staffan de Mistura told … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: UN envoy urges restrain in Syria

WASHINGTON | New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan

WASHINGTON — The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for North Korea will make his first diplomatic trip abroad next week in the latest effort to press for progress in uncertain denuclearization talks. The State Department says Stephen Biegun will visit South Korea, China and Japan between Sept. 10-15. The announcement of his trip comes after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan