Syria accepts Algeria’s Brahimi as Annan’s successor

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 […]

Iran: Abrupt Assad fall would be “catastrophic”

Iran said an abrupt end to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad would have catastrophic consequences for his country, as Tehran pushed ahead with a diplomatic meeting of allies it says is the best way of resolving the intensifying conflict in Syria. Nations with “a correct and realistic position” would attend a meeting on Thursday […]

Algeria to recognize new Libya rulers when govt formed

Algeria will recognize Libya’s new leaders when they establish a representative government, Algeria’s foreign minister said in an interview on Thursday. “The National Transition Council has announced that it will soon be forming a government representative of all the regions of the country and once it does this we will recognise it,” Mourad Medelci said […]