Captured fugitive appears in Va. court

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A judge in Chesapeake, Va., says felony charges will be considered by a grand jury for Richard Boucher, who was captured recently after 27 years on the run.

Prison escapee arrested 27 years later

ETON, Ga., May 13 (UPI) -- A Virginia prison fugitive has been apprehended in Georgia after 27 years on the run, officials said Wednesday.
India accuses Pakistani agencies in attack

India accuses Pakistani agencies in attack

NEW DELHI, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- India's prime minister said unnamed Pakistani agencies supported militants who attacked Mumbai, comments Pakistani officials call "unfortunate."
U.S. officials in Pakistan to talk terror

U.S. officials in Pakistan to talk terror

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher was in Pakistan Monday to discuss terrorism issues after the Mumbai, India, attacks, a senior diplomat said.

Petraeus arrives in Pakistan for meetings

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Gen. David Petraeus, the head of the U.S. Central Command, has arrived in Pakistan to meet with government and military officials.

Analysis: Afghanistan's untapped energy riches

Next month the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan enters its eighth year. Despite the country's substantial energy and mineralogical reserves, little has been done to develop them, which might have provided an increased standard of living for the population. Foreign aid has largely bypassed the majority of the country's inhabitants, most of whom live on less than $2 a day. As a result, the rising insurgency has been able to exploit the gap between Western rhetoric and actual aid to increase its influence.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Dry airways may be key to lung disease

HEIDELBERG, Germany, April 8 (UPI) -- German and U.S. researchers suggest dry airways may be the culprit in a number of lung diseases.

U.S. envoys arrive in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 26 (UPI) -- Nawaz Sharif, a key figure in Pakistan's new coalition government, says the country should not become a killing field while fighting extremism.

Boucher to review U.S.-India nuclear deal

NEW DELHI, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher will review the status of the U.S.-India civil nuclear deal on his India visit, a report said Sunday.

Analysis: Turkmenistan, Russia and China

The most fascinating energy development of the last 14 months has been the furious, if covert, struggle involving Russia, China and the United States to develop Turkmenistan's vast natural gas deposits since the death of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov in December 2006.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Avoiding martial law in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Soon after former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Bush administration launched a concerted effort to ensure that Pakistan does not revert to yet another martial law.

Pakistani elections in doubt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- President Pervez Musharraf's office says it will confer with all of Pakistan's major political parties before deciding whether to hold elections Jan. 8.

Analysis: Pakistan border plan -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. plan to use development aid to combat Islamic extremism in the Pakistani tribal areas on the remote Afghan border is not too little, but is much too late, say experts.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Analysis: Turkmenistan looks to U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- What a difference nine months makes. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, nine months ago a relatively unknown Turkmen apparatchik, made his first official visit to the United States, attending the opening of the United Nations' 62nd General Assembly and dazzling the Bush administration with promises of Western access to Turkmen energy resources. Given longstanding Turkmen grievances against Russia underpaying for its most valuable export, against all odds Washington might have staked a tentative claim to the Caspian basin’s last underdeveloped hydrocarbon assets, which Moscow formerly saw as its own. If the negotiations come to fruition, they represent an astonishing turnaround in U.S. fortunes in Ashgabat, which up to now have been marked by a mixture of indifference and ineptitude.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Pakistan democracy get 2nd look

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The United States seems to have finally decided that Pakistan needs more democracy and hopes the forthcoming elections will not bring religious extremists to power.
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Richard Boucher
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Pakistan and Afghanistan, in Washington on July 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

For the similarly named Congressman from Virginia, see Rick Boucher.

Richard A. Boucher (born 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland) was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on February 21, 2006. The Bureau of South Asian Affairs was expanded to include the nations of Central Asia shortly before his confirmation.

In 2005, Boucher became the longest-serving Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Department of State’s history. He began his most recent tenure as Spokesman for the State Department in May, 2000 under Secretary Madeleine Albright and continued as Spokesman throughout the tenure of Secretary Colin Powell and for Secretary Condoleezza Rice until June 2005. He has previously served as the Department's Deputy Spokesman under Secretary Baker, starting in 1989 and became the Spokesman for Secretary Eagleburger in August 1992 and for Secretary Christopher until June 1993.

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