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Pakistan’s US Envoy Returns Home In Memo Dispute

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States returned to Islamabad Sunday to explain a controversial memo appealing to the United States to help rein in the country’s powerful military. Ambassador Husain Haqqani has been the focus of a political dispute over the letter sent in May to Admiral Mike Mullen, the top U.S. military official at […]

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U.S. Mideast Envoy to Resign

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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One of U.S. President Barack Obama’s top Middle East advisers is stepping down from his post. In a statement Thursday, White House Middle East Envoy Dennis Ross noted that his term has covered, what he called, “a period of unprecedented change” in the Middle East. But he said he had promised his wife he would […]

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S. Korea Appoints New 6-Party Nuclear Negotiator

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has replaced its top envoy to six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, as diplomatic efforts continue to revive the long stalled negotiations. The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that former deputy nuclear negotiator Lim Sung-nam will replace Wi Sung-lac, who has been appointed Seoul’s ambassador to Russia. The talks, involving the two Koreas, […]

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Burma Welcomes New US Envoy

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says its special envoy to Burma travels to Rangoon Saturday and is expecting to meet there with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Derek Mitchell held talks Friday with leaders of Burma’s new nominally civilian government in the administrative capital Naypyitaw. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman says Mitchell saw Burma’s ministers of […]

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Burma Welcomes New US Envoy

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The special U.S. envoy to Burma has arrived in the country for talks with leaders of the new nominally civilian government. Derek Mitchell will spend Friday holding meetings with the Burmese foreign minister and other officials in the administrative capital Naypyitaw. He will also meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special envoy Tomas Quintana spoke with political prisoners at Burma’s notorious Insein Prison on Wednesday, ahead of what he described as a “very productive” meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aye Win, a U.N. spokesman based in Burma, told VOA’s Burmese service that Quintana was permitted to speak to […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special envoy Tomas Quintana spoke with political prisoners at Burma’s notorious Insein Prison on Wednesday, ahead of what he described as a “very productive” meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aye Win, a U.N. spokesman based in Burma, told VOA’s Burmese service that Quintana was permitted to speak to […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special envoy Tomas Quintana spoke with political prisoners at Burma’s notorious Insein Prison on Wednesday, ahead of what he described as a “very productive” meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Aye Win, a U.N. spokesman based in Burma, told VOA’s Burmese service that Quintana was permitted to speak to […]

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UN Envoy Meets Burmese Political Prisoners, Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations officials say special investigator Tomas Quintana visited Burma’s notorious Insein Prison and spoke with political prisoners on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Quintana, who is charged with assessing the human rights situation in Burma, had not been permitted to meet Aung San Suu Kyi during previous […]

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