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Dignitaries gather in memory of diplomatic powerhouseupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 17:12:00

A bevy of political and diplomatic heavyweights came together Friday to remember Richard Holbrooke, the veteran U.S. diplomat who died last month after surgery to repair a tear in his aorta.

Obama and Pakistani president discuss terrorism and Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:30:00

U.S. President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Zardari met at the White House on Friday.

Time for an Afghanistan reality check?updated: Fri Dec 17 2010 12:32:00

A panel of experts joins Anderson Cooper to discuss whether U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is, in fact, on track.

Afghan war on track for troop withdrawalsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 12:32:00

The enhanced presence of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is working to increase stability in that nation and could set the stage for troop withdrawals to begin next summer, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.

For Holbrooke team, strategy review is bittersweetupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 19:56:00

The rollout of the Afghan strategy review Thursday was a bittersweet occasion for the team of Richard Holbrooke.

White House reviews post-Holbrooke Afghan policyupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 15:49:00

President Barack Obama met behind closed doors with his national security team Tuesday to review the administration's policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan -- one day after the unexpected death of his diplomatic point man for the region.

Remembering the dynamic Mr. Holbrookeupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 15:05:00

I still can't believe the news. When you are a long-time journalist you get used to bad breaking news. Maybe because Richard Holbrooke was a diplomat that I had spent some personal moments with, I find it hard to believe the news about his sudden death. I also just talked to him three weeks ago at the conclusion of a black-tie dinner in New York.

Reaction to the death of Richard Holbrookeupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 13:58:00

Richard C. Holbrooke, the high-octane diplomat who spearheaded the end of the Bosnian war and most recently served as the Obama administration's point man in the volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone, died Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. Following are reactions to his death:

Richard Holbrooke's impactupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 13:58:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on what Richard Holbrooke's death may mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

World leaders mourn Holbrooke's deathupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 13:43:00

Leaders around the world Tuesday mourned the death of the diplomat who spearheaded the end of the Bosnian war on the 15th anniversary of the peace deal he helped design.

Bosnia's progress a tribute to Holbrookeupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 08:32:00

Richard Holbrooke believed in Bosnia. As we mourn his passing, we also mark the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, the agreement that culminated his efforts in the Balkans.

Holbrooke a 'team player'updated: Tue Dec 14 2010 02:00:00

Peter Galbraith talks about the diplomatic legacy of Richard Holbrooke.

Holbrooke dies days after heart surgeryupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 22:11:00

U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died, a senior administration official told CNN Monday evening.

Holbrooke in critical condition after aortic surgeryupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 21:11:00

U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke was in critical condition at a Washington hospital Sunday night, after undergoing surgery on Saturday to repair a tear in his aorta, the State Department said.

Holbrooke in critical condition following aortic surgeryupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 21:08:00

U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke was in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital on Saturday after undergoing surgery to repair a tear in his aorta, a State Department spokesman said.

State Department's Holbrooke hospitalizedupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 15:18:00

Richard Holbrooke, the administration's special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, was hospitalized Friday morning after feeling ill, a State Department spokesman said.

US official: Karzai warned about contractors, but no one listenedupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 00:35:00

A top-ranking American diplomat said Friday that the international community, including the United States, did not pay enough attention to the Afghan government's repeated statements that it was serious about cracking down on private security contractors on Afghan soil.

Holbrooke: Nothing close to formal peace talks in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 15:45:00

Reconciliation talks in Afghanistan between the government and Taliban insurgents are less formal than full-fledged peace negotiations, U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistanupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 13:49:00

Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.

NATO Official: Bin Laden in NW Pakistanupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 13:49:00

A high level NATO official says Osama bin Laden may be hiding in northwest Pakistan. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Holbrooke: Too early to gauge Marjah operation's successupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 13:59:00

It would be inaccurate to call the U.S.-led offensive in Afghanistan's Marjah district a failure, and yet it's too early to call it a success, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan told CNN Sunday.

Clinton witnesses Afghan-Pakistani trade deal during visitupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 16:10:00

Pakistan and Afghanistan signed a landmark trade agreement Sunday night, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton witnessing the deal as part of American efforts to bring the two countries closer together.

Secretary Clinton arrives in Pakistanupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 16:10:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Pakistan on a visit to improve relations between it and the U.S.

Hillary Clinton to visit Afghanistan next week for conferenceupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 13:41:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to Afghanistan on Saturday on a mission that will take her to a major international conference in Kabul focusing on the problems and the future of the war-torn nation.

Holbrooke: McChrystal dismissal 'necessary'updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 20:10:00

President Barack Obama's dismissal of the top commander in Afghanistan was "extremely unfortunate" but "necessary," according to Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

U.S. sees improved relations with Pakistanupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 01:05:00

The relationship between the United States and Pakistan has seen a "significant improvement" under the Obama administration, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan said.

Pakistani Taliban claim bombing that killed 3 Americansupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 12:59:00

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for Wednesday's deadly attack, now thought to be a suicide bombing, in northwestern Pakistan that killed three U.S. military service members.

Americans killed in Pakistanupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 12:59:00

The Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for a bombing that killed three U.S. servicemen. Reza Sayah reports.

Obama, advisers meet on Afghanistanupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 23:54:00

U.S. President Barack Obama met Monday night with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the White House announced.

Karzai rival prefers opposition to coalitionupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 15:33:00

The candidate who will face Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a runoff election next month has said he will not join Karzai's government if the incumbent wins another term, but instead will remain in opposition.

Mideast Voices: Afghanistanupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 15:33:00

Octavia Nasr looks at the runoff in Afghanistan and President Karzai's reluctance to accept accusations of voter fraud.

Karzai challenger prefers opposition to coalitionupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 00:08:00

The candidate who will face Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a runoff election next month said Friday that he won't join Karzai's government if the incumbent wins another term, but instead will remain in opposition.

Holbrooke: Persian Gulf money key to Taliban insurgencyupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 16:23:00

America's top diplomat for Afghanistan and Pakistan says the deadly Taliban insurgency in those countries relies heavily on funding from the Persian Gulf region.

Stolen presidency?updated: Tue Sep 08 2009 16:23:00

Afghanistan's elections are far from over, with allegations of fraud and fears of violence, CNN's Atia Abawi reports.

Official: Karzai, U.S. envoy have 'sharp exchanges'updated: Sun Aug 30 2009 20:48:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai had "sharp exchanges" about the nation's recent election with Richard Holbrooke, America's top diplomat to the region, a senior administration official told CNN.

Possible Afghan-U.S. rowupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 20:48:00

CNN's Atia Abawi reports on a possible heated exchange between the U.S. special envoy and the Afghan president.

Karzai maintains lead in Afghan vote countupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 12:39:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai leads his rivals as votes are counted in the country's presidential election, election officials announced Wednesday.

Early results show tight race for Afghan presidencyupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 14:34:00

Afghan election officials announced Tuesday that partial election results put incumbent President Hamid Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin.

Afghan media blackout ordered as violence threatens voteupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 02:05:00

Security remains a top concern, as Afghanistan holds its second-ever presidential election Thursday, prompting the government to ask for a ban on media coverage of violence.

Violence, graft overshadow Afghan electionsupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 01:45:00

Welcome to democracy, Afghan-style.

Holbrooke on anti-Taliban driveupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 12:54:00

U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke gives his assessment of the anti-Taliban drive in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Holbrooke: If Pakistan Taliban leader were alive, he'd be on TVupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 12:54:00

The United States knows that the leader of Pakistan's Taliban is dead because he has not appeared in public to prove that he is alive, the top U.S. envoy to the region told CNN on Monday.

Blast in Kabul kills 7, injures dozensupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 17:52:00

A suicide car bombing exploded outside the NATO headquarters in Afghanistan early Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 91 just five days before the country holds presidential elections, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

U.S., Britain: We're not deterred in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 20:55:00

The United States and Britain said Wednesday they are committed to remaining in Afghanistan, despite increased military casualties and declining public support for the war effort.

U.S. envoy told: Pakistan drone strikes not workingupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 09:45:00

Controversial unmanned aircraft strikes against targets in Pakistan's restive tribal region are not working, the country's prime minister has told the Obama administration's point man for the region.

Pakistan urges refugee returnupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 09:45:00

Pakistani officials take CNN's Nic Robertson to Buner to show they have defeated the Taliban and the district is safe.

Suspected suicide blast kills 40 at Pakistani mosqueupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 13:20:00

A suspected suicide attacker detonated his explosives at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens of others, a local police official said.

U.S. sends emergency aid to Pakistanupdated: Wed May 13 2009 01:54:00

The United States is rushing emergency aid to Pakistan -- an initial $5 million -- to help people uprooted by the fighting against extremists, according to the State Department.

Holbrooke calls for strong backing of Pakistani governmentupdated: Tue May 05 2009 15:18:00

The president's special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan tried to reassure members of Congress Tuesday that the Pakistani government is not on the verge of collapse, but does require greater U.S. backing.

Holbrooke stresses trustupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 22:30:00

U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke stresses common interests between the U.S. and Pakistan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

U.S. to host talks with Pakistan, Afghanistanupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 22:30:00

Pakistan, the United States and Afghanistan will hold trilateral meetings in Washington next month.

Officials: Afghanistan strategy formed with great deliberationupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 20:50:00

President Obama's unveiling Friday of a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan was made only after a thorough interagency review of the region with input from several sources, administration officials said.

Obama's Afghanistan strategyupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 20:50:00

President Obama announces a new strategy confronting the growing threat in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Pakistan sees 'hope' in Obama approachupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 21:10:00

Pakistan is optimistic about the Obama administration's commitment to its region and will work with the United States on trying to root out extremism within its borders, Pakistan's foreign minister said.

Holbrooke: India, Pakistan, U.S. face same threatupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 07:57:00

United States special envoy Richard Holbrooke wrapped up his three-nation tour of South Asia Monday, saying India, Pakistan and his country faced a "common threat."

Afghanistan to help review U.S. war on terrorupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 23:04:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that his country would join the strategic review of the U.S.-led war on terrorism.

U.S. envoy Holbrooke arrives in Indiaupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 22:26:00

Fresh from visiting leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan, U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke arrived in India on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi said.

Obama team works to define U.S. strategy in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Feb 07 2009 15:08:00

When U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban after the 9/11 attacks, then-President Bush said the goal in Afghanistan was "to build a flourishing democracy as an alternative to a hateful ideology."

Clinton starts working the phones to U.S. alliesupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 20:49:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has phoned a slew of leaders since taking office on Thursday, reaching out to key allies in the Middle East, Asia and Europe as the Obama administration reviews foreign policies.

Albright on Clinton, Obamaupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 20:49:00

American Morning's Kiran Chetry speaks to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about Clinton's new job.

New Middle East envoy to visit region soonupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:51:00

Middle East special envoy George Mitchell could be traveling to the region as early as next week, two Obama administration officials said.

Mitchell named envoyupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:51:00

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is named special envoy to the Middle East.

The world's most heinous crimeupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 13:43:00

They share a deep sorrow: an idealistic American who tried to protect the Kurds of Iraq, a Canadian general who refused to follow orders in Rwanda, a French priest who fought for the soul of Cambodia.

Scream Bloody Murder: In our wordsupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 13:43:00

Christiane Amanpour and members of the CNN documentary team describe the making of 'Scream Bloody Murder.'

Peace broker hails progressupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:40:00

Richard Holbrooke, who helped brokered peace in Bosnia, tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour how far the country has come.

Ethnic cleansing in Banja Lukaupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:38:00

Richard Holbrooke returns to Bosnia with CNN's Christiane Amanpour and recalls vivid memories from 1992.

'Bombs for peace' after slaughter in Bosniaupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:38:00

Richard Holbrooke first visited Bosnia in 1992 as a private citizen.

Karadzic details 'deal with U.S. to vanish'updated: Fri Aug 01 2008 10:51:00

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic says he made a deal with the United States to disappear from public life -- in exchange for immunity from the war crimes tribunal he's currently facing.

Karadzic claims arrest irregularitiesupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 21:01:00

Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic appeared in a war crimes court for the first time Thursday and claimed irregularities in his arrest.

Karadzic arrest 'like catching Bin Laden'updated: Tue Jul 22 2008 10:28:00

Radovan Karadzic's arrest after a decade-long hunt is the equivalent of catching Europe's Osama bin Laden, the U.S. diplomat who brokered peace in Bosnia says.

On this day in historyupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 04:45:00

1908: Bulgaria proclaims its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

'Butcher of the Balkans' found deadupdated: Sat Mar 11 2006 07:10:00

Authorities with the U.N. war crimes tribunal are investigating the death of Slobodan Milosevic after the former Yugoslav president was found dead Saturday morning in his cell in The Hague, Netherlands. He was 64.

9/11 commissioners testify before House panelupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 17:20:00

A proposed national intelligence chief must have the power to hire, fire and set budgets, a 9/11 commissioner testified Tuesday, warning that the Pentagon will likely oppose at least part of that plan.

Iraqi handover draws dueling reactionsupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 13:11:00

When Iraqi sovereignty arrived two days earlier than scheduled, politicians from Baghdad to Washington wasted no time in weighing in on the political implications of the historic day.

Fortune: CEOs: WIR SIND BERLINERSupdated: Mon Jul 11 1994 00:01:00

The last U.S. soldiers will be leaving Berlin on September 8. The same day, CEOs from various U.S. corporations will be arriving in their place to take part in a three-day conference entitled "New ...

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