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My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...growing pressure to help the world's most vulnerable countries. When Todd Stern, the U.S. Department of State's special envoy for climate change, was asked by reporter Elizabeth Shogren about the impact of this week's event, he started talking about...
Outside editorial: U.S. should give Sudan envoy more support to end genocide

...initiatives the best chance of succeeding, the administration needs to give its new envoy to Sudan more muscle to move the international community. The envoy, Rich Williamson, was sworn in this week. His predecessor, Andrew Natsios, was a...
More flights arriving late; complaints are rising

...percent in May 2013.Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which get good weather on many routes, rank best. ExpressJet and Envoy, which fly smaller planes for big airlines, rank last.The government says the largest airlines canceled 1.9 percent of...
Analysts: Somali war helped turn drought to famine

...were suffering from the worst famine in a generation. "I will knock on every door I can to help you," the African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, told the gathered families in the capital of Mogadishu. Somalia's 20-year-old civil war...
Outside Editorial: U.S. needs foreign support to solve its 'Af-Pak' problem

Just in case he had any doubts about the challenges ahead, U.S. envoy Richard C. Holbrooke was welcomed to South Asia last week with a bomb in the Pakistani border city of Peshawar and coordinated...
State Department plans Arctic representative make, but she might soon.Begich, a Democrat, and Murkowski, a Republican, have been pressing for an ambassador or envoy to the Arctic.'This is not to take anything away from what the State Department has worked on. But they are just so inundated...
Five good reads: Katie Spielberger novel set in a college I've ever read. 4. "Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le GuinThis captivating tale of an envoy to the planet of "Winter" includes fascinating meditations on gender and society, as well as lots of adventuring and shivering...
Syrian rebel groups break with exiled opposition

...was not authorized to talk about the discussions under way in New York.Al-Jarba met Wednesday with U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in New York. Al-Jarba said the coalition expressed readiness to attend talks in Geneva aimed at establishing...
Outside editorial: A new approach to the Middle East

T he Obama administration appointed former senator George Mitchell as its special envoy to the Middle East this week in a positive step toward resolving the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While a fragile...
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...stature and expertise" to serve as special representative for the Arctic Region. Both had been pressing for an ambassador or envoy to the Arctic. Kerry said he hoped to get input from them in creating the post and finding the right person.Begich called...
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