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 […]

Brahimi-Assad talks in Syria end with no breakthrough

An international envoy held talks Monday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but apparently failed to achieve a breakthrough on ending the country’s escalating civil war. Lakhdar Brahimi, tasked by the United Nations and the Arab League with negotiating an end to the nearly two-year-old war, reportedly carried a proposal to create a new government, though […]

Brahimi met in Syria with 3 internal opposition groups

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met Tuesday in Damascus with three opposition groups tolerated by the regime, a day after holding talks with President Bashar al-Assad, an AFP correspondent said. Brahimi, the UN-Arab League’s special envoy to Syria, arrived in the country on Sunday to launch a fresh bid to end the country’s spiralling conflict, […]

UN’s Brahimi warns Syria could turn into a new Somalia

The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has said he fears the country could “turn into a new Somalia” unless the crisis does not end soon. In an interview with the newspaper al-Hayat, Mr Brahimi warned of a scenario in which warlords and militia filled a void left by a collapsed state.