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Northern Ireland Peacemaker Named Mideast Envoy

The Obama administration has named former American senator George Mitchell to be special envoy to the Middle East, sources told CNN. Internationally, Mitchell is best known for his work as the man who helped broker an agreement between Protestants and ... read more

Obama's new Middle East envoy George Mitchell could put Tony Blair out of a job

Barack Obama last night appointed former Northern Ireland peacemaker ... his Middle East envoy – a move that could put Tony Blair out of a job. Reversing the Bush administration’s eight-year hands-off policy in the region, the president named the ... read more

Obama considers Mitchell as Mideast envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will move quickly to name a Middle East envoy and is strongly considering former ... Best known for peacemaking efforts in Northern Ireland, the former Senate majority leader, 75, also has experience in the ... read more

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Peacemaker George Mitchell to lead St. Patrick’s parade in New York

Mitchell, 82, who served in the Senate from 1980 until 1995 and was later U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland and then for Middle East peace, will lead the annual March 17 display of Irish-American pride on Fifth Avenue, the St. Patrick's Day Parade ... read more

Obama names Mideast, South Asia envoys

WASHINGTON — President Obama, emphasizing the use of vigorous diplomacy to settle seemingly intractable problems, named ... envoy to Northern Ireland," said Debra DeLee, president of Americans for Peace Now. Obama, who has said little about the Middle ... read more

Obama to name Mitchell Mideast envoy at State event today

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN has learned that President Obama will name ... on Northern Ireland for President Clinton. Mitchell is one of several envoys who will work in the new administration. Sources say that Dennis Ross, a former Mideast peace envoy for ... read more

Senator George Mitchell meets the children of peace

He's a former majority leader of the US Senate, former chairman of Disney and most recently President Obama's peace envoy to the Middle East, but it's here, back in Northern Ireland with his son, on their way to visit Stormont, that Senator Mitchell would ... read more

Obama names envoys for Mideast and Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama named special ... engagement in the Mideast and to promise help consolidating the Gaza cease-fire. Mitchell, 75 and a Democrat, is best known for peacemaking efforts in Northern Ireland, but he also has ... read more

Mideast peace envoy Mitchell to resign: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell ... Mitchell, 77, a former U.S. senator who helped broker the Northern Ireland peace deal, was one of the first members of Obama’s foreign policy team to be announced and has shuttled ... read more

Mitchell will make a seasoned Mideast envoy

George Mitchell, the man chosen by President Obama as his special envoy to the Middle East, will bring a wealth of experience ... "Making Peace," on the negotiations in Northern Ireland. Mitchell's name returned to the front pages in 2006 when Commissioner ... read more


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