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.
Syria accused the diplomat working to forge peace of an unfair tilt toward the enemies of Damascus, according to a state news report on Thursday. Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. and Arab League special envoy to Syria, has “deviated
Twin bombs exploded near a tightly guarded government compound in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, state media said, as new international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said change was “unavoidable.” Speaking to satellite news channel Al-Jazeera as he took over as UN-Arab League
Veteran mediator Lakhdar Brahimi took up faltering international attempts to end the Syria conflict on Saturday, leaving his predecessor Kofi Annan to tend his diplomatic wounds. With Syria marking the bloodiest month yet in the civil war and mounting fears of turmoil
The opposition Syrian National Council described as “unacceptable” on Sunday comments by new UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that it was too soon for him to call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and longtime U.N. diplomat known as a strong-willed, independent broker, has agreed to replace former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria, the United Nations announced Friday.
The Syrian government has consented to the idea of Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi replacing Kofi Annan as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict, though Brahimi has yet to accept or reject the post, Annan’s spokesman said on Tuesday. Annan, a former U.N. secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, announced he would step down […]