UN denies Brahimi had a stroke, report

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,”

Brahimi: Assad can’t be part of new government

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 […]

A Senior Israeli official in Egypt for Gaza cease-fire talks

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.

Turkish PM praises Egypt for recalling envoy from Israel

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