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US envoy for Afghanistan James Dobbins steps down

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:56

The US special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by his deputy, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday.

US hopes security agreement with Afghanistan by Oct: Dobbins

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:02

The United States hopes that the bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan, which would pave the way for an enduring American presence there, could be reached in October, the Obama Administration has said.

Taliban unwilling to engage with US or any country: Dobbins

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 09:59

In the aftermath of the failed Doha peace process, the Taliban leadership is unwilling to hold peace talks with the US or for any other country, a top American diplomat has said.

India-Pakistan conflict would be disastrous: Dobbins

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 09:13

Any conflict between the nuclear-armed India and Pakistan would be disastrous not only for the two South Asian neighbours but also the region and the world.

US `outraged` over how the Taliban office opened: Envoy

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 00:29

US envoy James Dobbins on Monday said Washington was outraged at how the Taliban opened an office in Qatar that was intended as a first step towards a peace deal in Afghanistan.

US warns Taliban as envoy heads to Qatar

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 21:06

The United States warned that it could call on the Taliban to close an office in Qatar unless it shows more commitment to reconciliation in Afghanistan.

Dobbins to join Kerry in Doha, no word on US-Taliban talk

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 08:50

US Special Representative for Afghan and Pak James Dobbins has left for Doha to join the Secretary of State John Kerry in his talks with the Qatari officials, but there is no official word on the US-Taliban direct talks.

James Dobbins appointed US Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 11:32

James F Dobbins, a veteran US diplomat with a history of difficult assignments from Kosovo to Somalia, will be the new special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.