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.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Zardari met at the White House on Friday.
A panel of experts joins Anderson Cooper to discuss whether U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is, in fact, on track.
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.
The rollout of the Afghan strategy review Thursday was a bittersweet occasion for the team of Richard Holbrooke.
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.
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.
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:
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on what Richard Holbrooke's death may mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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.
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.
Peter Galbraith talks about the diplomatic legacy of Richard Holbrooke.
U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died, a senior administration official told CNN Monday evening.
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.
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.
Richard Holbrooke, the administration's special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, was hospitalized Friday morning after feeling ill, a State Department spokesman said.
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.
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.
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.
A high level NATO official says Osama bin Laden may be hiding in northwest Pakistan. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
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.
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 of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Pakistan on a visit to improve relations between it and the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for a bombing that killed three U.S. servicemen. Reza Sayah reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama met Monday night with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the White House announced.
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.
Octavia Nasr looks at the runoff in Afghanistan and President Karzai's reluctance to accept accusations of voter fraud.
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.
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.
Afghanistan's elections are far from over, with allegations of fraud and fears of violence, CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
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.
CNN's Atia Abawi reports on a possible heated exchange between the U.S. special envoy and the Afghan president.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai leads his rivals as votes are counted in the country's presidential election, election officials announced Wednesday.
Afghan election officials announced Tuesday that partial election results put incumbent President Hamid Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin.
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.
Welcome to democracy, Afghan-style.
U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke gives his assessment of the anti-Taliban drive in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pakistani officials take CNN's Nic Robertson to Buner to show they have defeated the Taliban and the district is safe.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke stresses common interests between the U.S. and Pakistan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Pakistan, the United States and Afghanistan will hold trilateral meetings in Washington next month.
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.
President Obama announces a new strategy confronting the growing threat in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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.
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."
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that his country would join the strategic review of the U.S.-led war on terrorism.
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.
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."
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.
American Morning's Kiran Chetry speaks to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about Clinton's new job.
Middle East special envoy George Mitchell could be traveling to the region as early as next week, two Obama administration officials said.
Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is named special envoy to the Middle East.
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.
Christiane Amanpour and members of the CNN documentary team describe the making of 'Scream Bloody Murder.'
Richard Holbrooke, who helped brokered peace in Bosnia, tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour how far the country has come.
Richard Holbrooke returns to Bosnia with CNN's Christiane Amanpour and recalls vivid memories from 1992.
Richard Holbrooke first visited Bosnia in 1992 as a private citizen.
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.
Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic appeared in a war crimes court for the first time Thursday and claimed irregularities in his arrest.
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.
1908: Bulgaria proclaims its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
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.
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.
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.
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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