04192019What's Hot:

The President, the Envoy and the Talib: 3 Lives Shaped by War and Study Abroad

KABUL, Afghanistan — Today, they are representatives of three central parties to the Afghan war, caught up by a frenzied effort to find an endgame to decades of violence. But during the last stretch of peace their generation has known, [...]

U.S. Envoy Arrives in North Korea to Prepare for 2nd Trump-Kim Summit

Analysts have long warned that Mr. Kim could try to give up just enough of his nuclear weapons program to create the illusion of progress, allowing Mr. Trump to claim victory while leaving unchanged the North’s long-term goal of being [...]

U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says

KABUL, Afghanistan — American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a deal in which the insurgents would guarantee to prevent Afghan territory from being used by terrorists, and that could lead to a full [...]

With Trump’s nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose [...]

North Korea’s Envoy to Italy Disappears, Raising Suspicions of a Defection

TOKYO — North Korea’s acting ambassador to Italy disappeared from the embassy in Rome in November, apparently in a defection attempt, according to a South Korean lawmaker briefed by intelligence officials. The potentially embarrassing [...]

U.S. Will Review Travel Ban on North Korea, Envoy Says

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States plans to review its ban on American travel to North Korea to help facilitate humanitarian aid shipments to the isolated country, Washington’s top envoy to the North said on Wednesday. The remarks [...]

Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal

JERUSALEM (AP) – An opposition Israeli lawmaker is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to Washington for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide. Karin Elharrar says [...]

U.S. Isn’t Holding Up Its End of Nuclear Deal, North Korean Envoy Charges

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho warned that Pyongyang would not start denuclearizing unless Washington took reciprocal actions. Source: NYT > World

‘Nobody in the bullpen’: White House approaches North Korea talks without envoy

The Trump administration is barreling ahead in its high-stakes nuclear diplomacy with North Korea even though it lacks a full-time envoy to oversee the negotiations. Currently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is serving as the point man on [...]
Brownback, no longer in Kansas, has ‘big’ plans as religious freedom envoy
Sam Brownback wants to convince global policymakers that promoting religious freedom can reduce terrorism and boost the economy. | John Hanna/AP Photo [...]