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 […]
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 […]
A gas blast at a university canteen in Algeria killed seven students and left some 40 others injured, the APS news agency reported.
A Canadian farmer returned home Saturday after being released from a Lebanese jail where he had been held for a year on allegations that he exported rotten potatoes to Algeria.
Agadez, Nige – A convoy of Libyan military vehicles carrying troops loyal to ousted leader Moammar Kadafi arrived late Monday in this desert town in central Niger, one of Libya’s southern neighbors, military sources said.
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 […]
As the hunt for Muammar Gaddafi continues, Algeria has given the fugitive Libyan leader’s wife and three of his children refuge. The move exposes it to accusations of siding with the fallen autocrat – and to the anger of Libya’s leaders in waiting.
Libya’s rebel leadership said Tuesday that forces loyal to Moammar Gaddafi will face a crushing military assault if they fail to meet a Saturday deadline to surrender the pockets of the country that they still control.