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Pak in a state of institutional failure: Ex-US envoy

Pakistan is in a state of institutional failure, even if it is not a failed state now, a former US ambassador to Islamabad said today, noting that the nation`s powerful army is in no mood to usurp power.

Ex-US ambassador Crocker arrested in hit-and-run

Crocker, who was long one of the top US diplomats and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested August 14 in Washington state.

US Senate confirms new envoy to Kabul

The US Senate has confirmed career diplomat James Cunningham as Ambassador to Afghanistan, replacing Ryan Crocker.

US should learn lessons from past: Ryan Crocker

Ryan Crocker speaks Arabic and has spent a lifetime immersed in the Arab world and Afghanistan.

US envoy to leave Afghanistan for health reasons

Veteran US diplomat Ryan Crocker is leaving his post as ambassador to Afghanistan this summer.

US envoy to Kabul to step down

The surprise news of Crocker`s departure came hours after the conclusion of the NATO summit in Chicago, where he was in attendance with Obama.

`US-Afghan pact doesn`t rule out drone strikes`

Ryan Crocker urged Pakistan to take action against safe havens and prevent cross-border attacks by the Taliban.

Bomb kills two NATO service members in Afghanistan

The deaths make at least 25 international service members killed so far this month.

Haqqanis were behind Afghan attacks: US Ambassador

US Ambassador Ryan Crocker says Pakistan needs to do more to clamp down on the Haqqani network`s safe havens.

‘Al Qaeda plotting another 9/11 from Afghanistan’

Ryan Crocker says if the West was to leave Afghanistan too early, the al Qaeda would be able to increase its presence.

US strategy jeopardised by insurgent havens in Pakistan: Report

The American frustration with insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan has long been a source of tension in the brittle relations between the two countries.

‘US troops could stay in Afghan past 2014’

The envoy, Ryan Crocker said that if the Afghan govt wanted US troops to stay longer, the withdrawal could be slowed.

‘Pak- based Haqqani group behind Kabul attack’

US envoy to Afghanistan said that the attack would not affect the withdrawal of foreign troops.

Taliban must face `more pain` to talk: US envoy

Afghans marked a decade since the death of an iconic anti-Taliban fighter two days before 9/11.

No rush for the exits: New US envoy to Afghanistan

Ryan Crocker also said the US has no interest in permanent bases in Afghanistan.

US Senate confirms Crocker as Afghanistan envoy

Ryan Crocker was among the team that re-opened the US embassy in Kabul in 2001.

`Resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue important for Afghanistan`

A US diplomat said the Kerry-Lugar-Berman legislation is important for improving ties with Pak.