Monday, Aug 08, 2022 - 03:14:52
16 results - (0.002 seconds)

as special envoy:

latest news at page 1:
1
    An Iranian Princeton scholar has sparked fury for smirking during an interview where he discussed how a US diplomat's wife was unable to sleep over fears she'd be murdered in revenge for the assassination of an Iranian general.   Hussein Mousavian, 65, gave a smile during a recent interview on Iranian TV while discussing the terror former US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook and his spouse are said to fear in the wake of the January 2020 assassination of Qasem Solemani. Mousavian said: 'I went to America and an American told me that Brian Hook's wife can't sleep, she cries and trembles, she told Brian, 'They'll kill you,' since Hook was a partner in the death of Haj Qassem [Soleimani], that's how much they were trembling,' Mousavian said. He was referring to Iran's vow for revenge after the Trump administration carried out drone strikes that killed Iranian extremist officer Qasem Soleimani two years ago.  Mousavian, the former senior negotiator of Iran's nuclear committee who now works as a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University. There have...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed American diplomat Stephanie Williams, who led talks that resulted in the October 2020 cease-fire deal in Libya, to be his special adviser first and foremost to support the holding of presidential elections scheduled later this month. Her appointment, announced Monday, by U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric follows his Nov. 23 announcement that the U.N. special envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis, was resigning after 10 months on the job. Dujarric didn’t give a reason but said Geneva-based Kubis didn’t have a falling out with Guterres. Williams served as the acting U.N. envoy in Libya until earlier this year and Dujarric said she will return to Tripoli as special adviser “and will start in the coming days.” He said she will head the U.N. political mission and also pursue implementation of the intra-Libyan dialogue on political, security and economic issues. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    President BidenJoe BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News MORE on Friday nominated Holocaust historian and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt to serve as a special envoy to combat and monitor antisemitism. Lipstadt, who was the founding director of Emory’s Institute for Jewish Studies and has served in roles at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, was viewed as the likely choice for the position. She has written a number of books on the Holocaust and was also previously a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Religious Persecution Abroad. If confirmed by the Senate, Lipstadt will have the rank of ambassador and will be responsible for developing and implementing policy to combat discrimination against Jewish people worldwide. Congress moved to elevate the special envoy on antisemitism to the rank of ambassador in January. The position was filled by Elan Carr, whom former President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden is naming a special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights.The White House said in a statement Friday that Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight Action International, will fill the State Department post. Her responsibilities will involve ensuring that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the LGBTQ rights around the world. OutRight defends human rights and works to prevent abuses of LGBTQ people.In her new role, Stern will help put in place a presidential memorandum to advance the rights of LGBTQ people as well as bring together like-minded governments, nonprofits and corporations to uphold equality and dignity, according to the White House.Later Friday, Biden plans to sign into law a measure that designates the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as a national memorial. A mass shooting at the club in June 2016 left 49 people dead and 53 wounded in what was the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history.After the signing, Biden is expected to make remarks on Pride Month.
    GOUDOUBO, Burkina Faso (AP) — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced, despite grappling with their own insecurity, and said the world isn’t doing enough to help. "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 countries and which people matter." While Burkina Faso has been battling a five-year Islamic insurgency linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State that’s killed thousands and displaced more than one million people, it is also hosting more than 22,000 refugees, the majority Malian. DEATH TOLL FROM CONGO VOLCANO ERUPTION RISES TO AT LEAST 32 As Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie marked World Refugee Day on Sunday in Burkina Faso’s Goudoubo refugee camp in the Sahel, where she finished a two-day visit. She spoke with the camp’s Malian refugees and internally displaced people in the nation’s hard-hit Center-North...
    The Biden administration appointed a special envoy Monday to help oversee its efforts to stem the ongoing influx of Central American migrants to the U.S. southern border as it faces bipartisan pressure to address the surge. The White House remained adamant Monday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is “not a crisis” despite photos and videos showing otherwise. Still, the Biden administration found it necessary to create a new position to help its effort to contain the flood of illegal migrants reaching the United States, particularly unaccompanied children. The U.S. State Department, which will oversee the new envoy, described the move as a high priority. Nevertheless, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have yet to visit the border. Biden officials tapped Ricardo Zúñiga to serve as a special envoy for the Northern Triangle, a region comprised of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Those three countries have long been the source of a significant portion of illegal migration to the United States. Last week, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele told Fox News soaring migration levels at the southern border are bad for...
    U.S. The Honduran-American Ricardo Zuniga was designated as «Special delivery»For the nations of the Northern Triangle, so said the secretary Antony blinken through his Twitter account. Read more
    More On: michael bloomberg Bloomberg says Biden needs to ‘stand up’ to this group The NYC billionaires who got richer during the COVID-19 pandemic How Mark Robinson beat Bloomberg’s billions to win NC’s second-highest office Shaun Donovan snubs ex-boss Mike Bloomberg in NYC mayoral bid rollout The United Nations is once again turning to former Mayor Mike Bloomberg to lead the way on global climate solutions. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reappointed the billionaire three-term mayor as the special envoy on climate ambition and solutions Friday. Bloomberg previously served as the UN special envoy for climate action between March 2018 and November 2019. The liberal Republican turned Democrat for a failed 2016 bid at the presidential nomination, stepped down from the post for his run. Guterres said the 78-year-old philanthropist’s role will be “to mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action” ahead of November’s Glasgow, Scotland global summit. The media mogul will help phase-out coal across the world and “will engage government officials and members of the private sector and civil society to finalize and implement plans, particularly in high-emitting...
    Bloomberg also named first Global Ambassador for UNFCCC Champions for Climate Action’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience Campaigns NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg as his Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions. The COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions, Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, also named Mr. Bloomberg the first Global Ambassador for the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns. In his third Special Envoy role, Mr. Bloomberg will mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action in the lead-up to the pivotal Glasgow Climate Conference – COP 26 – in November 2021. Building on decades of proven experience fighting climate change across business, government and philanthropy, Mr. Bloomberg will support the Secretary-General’s work to grow and strengthen the coalition of governments, companies, cities and financial institutions committing to net-zero before 2050. He will also engage government officials and members of the private sector and civil society – particularly in high-emitting countries, industries and sectors – to vastly accelerate the transition to...
    Biden presses Iran diplomacy as new special envoy tapped
    (CNN)Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who still had an administration job as special envoy to Northern Ireland, told CNBC in an interview Thursday morning that he called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last night and resigned."I called Mike Pompeo last night to let him know I was resigning from that. I can't do it. I can't stay," Mulvaney said in the interview.His statement came as a handful of other administration staffers, including deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger and the first lady's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, announced their resignations after a mob of Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol on Wednesday. "Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they're worried the President might put someone worse in," Mulvaney said.Isolated Trump reluctantly pledges orderly transition after inciting mobPresident Donald Trump encouraged the rioters in a speech immediately preceding the breach at the Capitol and has only reluctantly attempted to tamp down emotions.Read MoreHe was initially reluctant to issue a statement vowing an "orderly transition" early Thursday...
    Amal Clooney, the prominent human rights lawyer married to George Clooney, quit as the United Kingdom’s special envoy on media freedom over the passage of a “lamentable” Brexit bill. Clooney made the momentous move due to the Internal Market Bill, which gives the British government the power to override parts of the UK’s Brexit agreement in the EU withdrawal agreement, and which some claim signals the government’s intention to breach international law and reneges on significant parts of the Brexit agreement. “I have been dismayed to learn that the government intends to pass legislation — the internal market bill —which, if enacted, would, by the government’s own admission, ‘break international law,'” Clooney wrote in a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, first posted on the International Bar Association. “I was also concerned to note the position taken by the government that although it is an ‘established principle of international law that a state is obliged to discharge its treaty obligations in good faith,’ the UK’s ‘parliament is sovereign as a matter of domestic law and can pass legislation which is...
1