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Bosnia’s peace deal is at risk of unraveling, warns envoy

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SarajevoThe US-sponsored peace deal that ended war in Bosnia in the 1990s is at risk of unraveling unless the international community takes measures to stop Serb separatists, a peace envoy warned in a report to the U...

Former special US envoy to Afghanistan sounds off on US’ ‘unfinished business’ in the country

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"The agreement that we made - which was condition-based under…[former President Donald] Trump['s] administration - some of those conditions have not materialized.," the author of "The Envoy: From Kabul to the White H...

Former U.S. envoy to Afghanistan: ‘We all are unhappy’ with ‘ugly final phase’ of withdrawal

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Khalilzad, who was tapped in 2018 by then-President Donald Trump as the U.S.'s chief negotiator with the Taliban, told CBS News’ "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan that he left the Biden administration less than...

Rahm Emanuel, Biden’s nominee to be envoy to Japan, indicates China would be a central focus of the job

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Washington Rahm Emanuel, the Biden administration's nominee to be ambassador to Japan, made clear Wednesday that he believes a core part of the envoy job is about countering China. Emanuel appeared before the Senate...

US envoy for Afghanistan is expected to step down following chaotic evacuation

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The Biden administration is expected to announce that its top envoy for Afghanistan is going to step down, according to two sources who have been told about the State Department's plans in recent days. Ambassador Z...

Special envoy to Haiti resigns citing ‘inhumane’ US decision to deport thousands of Haitians from US border

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Daniel Foote, the US special envoy to Haiti, has handed in his resignation to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying he will "not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to depor...

South Africa will no longer send J&J vaccines to Europe, AU envoy says

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An arrangement in which Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines were being shipped from South Africa to Europe has been suspended, African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Covid-19 response, Strive Masiyiwa, has said. T...

US peace envoy warns Taliban to ‘stop their military offensive’ in Afghanistan

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The U.S. State Department said Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy, was in Doha, Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, to "help formulate a joint international response to the rapidly deteriorating situa...

Militia finds 40 bodies in Myanmar jungle after army crackdown, says UN envoy

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A Myanmar militia force fighting the army in a central part of the country and residents have found at least 40 bodies in jungle areas in recent weeks, including some showing signs of torture, said a militia member a...

Biden anti-semitism envoy once lashed out at Omar, labeled her ‘textbook example’

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Deborah Lipstadt, a Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, was nominated Friday to the anti-Semitism role, which carries the rank of ambassador.  In March 2019, Lipstadt w...

Biden nominee for US anti-Semitism envoy blasted Ilhan Omar comment as ‘textbook’ example

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Deborah Lipstadt, a Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, was nominated Friday to the anti-Semitism role, which carries the rank of ambassador.  REP. ZELDIN: DEMS 'NEED T...

Bosnia’s peace envoy imposes jail terms for genocide denial

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Belgrade, Serbia Bosnia's outgoing international peace overseer decreed amendments to its criminal code on Friday to allow jail terms for the denial of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, a frequently expressed view among ...

Biden admin ripped by foreign policy think tank for inviting UN envoy on racism to assess US

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"Our foreign policy should be predicated on both strength and pride and that American exceptionalism is not a matter of perspective -- it's a matter of history," said Carrie Filipetti, executive director of the Vande...

Ilhan Omar leads Democratic lawmakers calling for special State Department ‘envoy’ to combat Islamophobia

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CAIR compiled a report, which was obtained by Fox News, that showed an increase in crimes committed against Muslims in the United States. The organization says that there have been 500 documented cases of anti-Muslim...

President Joe Biden to name Jessica Stern special envoy for LGBTQ rights

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President Joe Biden will name Jessica Stern as the US Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Friday, according to a White House official. Stern currently serves as Executive Director of OutRigh...

Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as UN special envoy

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"The humanitarian crisis in the Sahel seems to me to be totally neglected. It is treated as being of little geopolitical importance," Jolie told the Associated Press. "There’s a bias in the way we think about which c...

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