A Syrian opposition leader’s call for dialogue is a test for the intentions of President Bashar Assad, the international envoy to Syria said Sunday, as fighting raged between rebels and government forces in at least three Syrian provinces.
The United Nations Monday denied a media report that claimed Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, had suffered a stroke. “There has been a report today which has falsely claimed that Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi had suffered a stroke,”
The Arab League decided to send a delegation to Syria’s neighboring countries ….Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq “to assess the situation of Syrian refugees on the ground, ahead of a donor conference in Kuwait
The international peace envoy for Syriasaid on Wednesday he did not see President Bashar al-Assad being part of a transitional government envisaged by a peace plan agreed by major powers last year. “Surely he would not be a member of that government,” Lakhdar Brahimi, the envoy, told Reuters in an interview in Cairo, in some […]
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s rejection of the most important elements in an international roadmap to end the country’s civil war means Assad has no real plan to end Syrians’ “terrible suffering.”
The Arab League is to hold a meeting next Sunday to discuss the issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour learned Sunday that the Arab League has accepted his request to meet regarding possible aid from the League
The joint U.N.-Arab League peace envoy says he has a proposal to end the 21-month conflict in Syria. Lakhdar Brahimi said Sunday in Cairo after meeting with Arab League officials he believes his plan, based on an agreement signed in Geneva earlier this year, “could be adopted
The international envoy for Syria’s civil war arrived in Beirut on Sunday and planned to travel by land to Damascus to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad, Lebanese airport officials said. Lakhdar Brahimi, who represents the United Nations and the Arab League
Egyptian security officials say a senior Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for talks on reaching a cease-fire to end an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. The officials said the official arrived at Cairo’s airport and was immediately rushed away from the tarmac into talks.
Turkey’s prime minister, an outspoken of critic of Israel, praised Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, on Saturday for recalling his ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza. Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel, recalled its envoy on Wednesday