U.S. concerned over Afghan transparency

U.S. concerned over Afghan transparency

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 3 (UPI) -- The international community has legitimate concerns about the transparency of the Afghan election process, said U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

Holbrooke in India to discuss Afghanistan

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New Delhi expressed its commitment to help Afghanistan rebuild its infrastructure during a visit by Richard Holbrooke, Washington's special envoy to the region.

Holbrooke pressures Pakistan on IPI

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Washington said it would help Islamabad secure liquefied natural gas supplies if it backs away from a planned pipeline from Iran's giant South Pars field.
U.S. will raise civilian Afghan presence

U.S. will raise civilian Afghan presence

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke says more than 900 U.S. civilians are expected to be assigned to Afghanistan by next year.
U.S. to work closely with Karzai govt.

U.S. to work closely with Karzai govt.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Special envoy Richard Holbrooke says the United States plans to work closely with Afghan President Hamid Karzai's new government.
Concerns rise about runoff election

Concerns rise about runoff election

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The special U.S. envoy to Afghanistan says he believes the Nov. 7 presidential runoff election will not be as flawed as the Aug. 20 polls.

State employee resigns over Afghan war

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department official and ex-Marine captain has resigned to protest the Afghan war, saying he has lost "confidence in the strategic purpose."

Islamabad dismisses U.S. pressure on IPI

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Pressure from Washington will not influence Islamabad regarding its position on the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, the Pakistani foreign minister said.
Karzai blows up at Holbrooke

Karzai blows up at Holbrooke

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Amid growing frustration, Afghan President Hamid Karzai threw his sheepskin cap following a bitter meeting with U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke.

Washington links Pakistani aid to IPI

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. officials indicated they would withhold financial aid to Pakistan to discourage Islamabad from moving ahead with a pipeline project with Iran.

U.S. ramps up Afghan counter-propaganda

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is moving to ramp up its efforts to win the propaganda war in Afghanistan, U.S. regional envoy Richard Holbrooke says.

Zardari wants his own Marshall Plan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said his country needs a sweeping foreign economic recovery plan to overcome many of its challenges.

Hague tribunal rejects Karadzic claim

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 8 (UPI) -- Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's claim he is immune from war crimes prosecution doesn't hold water, an international tribunal says.
U.S. to shift Afghanistan drug policy

U.S. to shift Afghanistan drug policy

TRIESTE, Italy, June 27 (UPI) -- The United States will shift its policies in Afghanistan away from poppy eradication to legal crop development, a top U.S. envoy said Saturday.
Pakistan asks U.S. debt forgiveness

Pakistan asks U.S. debt forgiveness

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 6 (UPI) -- A meeting between U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani included a plea for debt forgiveness, officials said.
Holbrooke touts U.S. aid to Pakistan

Holbrooke touts U.S. aid to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 4 (UPI) -- The United States has given more than half of all the aid Pakistan has received to help its displaced persons in the northwest, envoy Richard Holbrooke said.
Kerry: Pakistan strategy poses challenge

Kerry: Pakistan strategy poses challenge

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. strategy for Pakistan is a difficult challenge because of the country's nuclear arsenal and growing insurgency, the chairman of a Senate panel said.

Holbrooke: Poppy eradication 'wasteful'

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Attempting to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan is counterproductive, the United States' top envoy to the country says.

Holbrooke hopeful about Iran meeting

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq said Sunday he is cautiously hopeful there may be a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran at an upcoming conference.

U.S. cagey on possible Pakistan strikes

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials are being cagey about whether U.S. forces should directly engage terrorists operating in northwestern Pakistan, analysts said.

U.S., Pakistan said in hectic negotiations

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Pakistan and the United States are engaging in a hectic round of negotiations as Washington prepares to unveil a new strategy for the country, sources say.

Study: U.S. gave assurances to Karadzic

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Accused Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic's claims that the United States promised he wouldn't be prosecuted are backed by diplomats, a study says.

Germany names Afghan-Pakistan envoy

BERLIN, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Germany has appointed a special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, naming Bernd Mutzelburg to the new position, officials said Monday.

Holbrooke: Iran has vital role in region

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Iran has a key role in helping to stabilize Afghanistan, the United States' representative to the area said, indicating a shift in Washington's view of Tehran.

Holbrooke arrives in India

NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke has arrived in New Delhi, where he will meet with Indian officials.
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