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Syria Denounces UN Envoy

Syria Denounces UN Envoy

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — In yet another setback to the quest of finding a quick end to the conflict in Syria, Damascus is now casting aspersions on United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.Ahead of Brahimi’s meetin…

Special Envoy to Syria Counting on Geneva Plan to End Conflict

Special Envoy to Syria Counting on Geneva Plan to End Conflict

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — The United Nations-Arab League special envoy put in charge of helping to bring an end to the 21-month conflict in Syria made a somewhat cryptic remark Sunday about having a proposal that could achieve his goal.F…

UN Envoy to Syria Holds Talks with Both Sides in Conflict

UN Envoy to Syria Holds Talks with Both Sides in Conflict

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Special United Nations envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi met with President Bashar al-Assad and a dissident group over a 24-hour period to try and craft a resolution to the 21-month conflict that has cost …

UN Envoy to Meet with Syrian President

UN Envoy to Meet with Syrian President

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — United Nations Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is making another attempt at trying to end the bloody 21-month-long conflict that has roiled the Middle East by meeting with Syrian President Basha…

New Worries About Syria Prompt US and Russian Talks

New Worries About Syria Prompt US and Russian Talks

Win McNamee/Getty Images(DUBLIN) — The U.S. stepped up efforts Thursday to try and reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Syria as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with her Russian counterpart during a human rights conference in Dublin, …

Quick Cessation of Syrian Ceasefire

Quick Cessation of Syrian Ceasefire

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The temporary ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was broken before the ink had barely dried on the pact between President Bashar al-Assad’s government …

UN Envoy Warns of Spread of Syria’s Violence

UN Envoy Warns of Spread of Syria’s Violence

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — Desperate to forge an agreement that would mean a four-day respite from violence in Syria, the United Nation’s special envoy warned on Wednesday that the 19-month conflict is on the verge of spilling over into the …

UN Envoy Trying to Negotiate Temporary Syrian Ceasefire

UN Envoy Trying to Negotiate Temporary Syrian Ceasefire

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Talks are currently underway with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to observe a four-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday at the end of October that would provide a brief resp…

UN Special Envoy to Syria Describes ‘Very Grim’ Situation

UN Special Envoy to Syria Describes ‘Very Grim’ Situation

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a blunt assessment of the situation in Syria far bleaker than his predecessor ever gave, United Nations special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Monday that substantial change, not reform, is the only answer …

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Miracles aren’t expected to come out of United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus later this week.Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan, who expr…

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

New UN Envoy to Syria Plays Down Talks with Bashar Al-Assad

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Miracles aren’t expected to come out of United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus later this week.Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan, who expr…

New Envoy to Syria Won’t Demand Al-Assad’s Resignation

New Envoy to Syria Won’t Demand Al-Assad’s Resignation

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Change in Syria is “necessary, indispensable, unavoidable” if an end to the 18-month-conflict that left tens of thousands dead is to ever come about, the new United Nations-Arab League special representative …

New UN Envoy to Syria Seeks Cooperation from Both Sides in Conflict

New UN Envoy to Syria Seeks Cooperation from Both Sides in Conflict

ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The appointment of veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi as United Nations special emissary to Syria late last week isn’t expected to achieve immediate results in trying to end the year-and-a-half-…

UN Settles On New Envoy for Syria

UN Settles On New Envoy for Syria

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The United Nations is still on a mission to help establish a Syria without conflict and violence, and has appointed a new envoy for the embattled nation.To ease the conflict in Syria, the UN and the League of Ara…

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