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Brahimi Reportedly Agrees To Succeed Annan

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to replace Kofi Annan as ...

Annan Steps Off His Road to Nowhere

Robert Powell | Posted 10.14.2012 | World
Robert Powell

Mediation between the two warring sides -- on one side, a regime that has been committing crimes against its own people for over 40 years, and, on the other, a popular army hell-bent on making them pay -- was always doomed to failure.

Who Will Replace Annan?

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - As Syria spirals deeper into a full-scale civil war, Western delegations at t...

Kofi Annan Calls It Quits

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

The United Nations' envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, submitted his resignation on Thursday, citing finger pointing and divisions within the Security Counci...

Annan Deplores Lack Of Unity On Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

GENEVA, July 19 (Reuters) - International mediator Kofi Annan voiced disappointment on Thursday at the failure of world powers to reach a common pos...

Envoy 'Appalled' Over Reports Of New Massacre

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- International envoy Kofi Annan says he is "shocked and appalled" by reports of a mass killing in the Syrian village of Tremseh. Syrian ac...

Annan Wants 'Consequences' If No Immediate Syria Cease-Fire

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

GENEVA — Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an inte...

Annan, Assad Hold Talks In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

By Marwan Makdesi DAMASCUS, July 9 (Reuters) - U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Monday on a...

Kofi Annan On Syria: 'We Have Not Succeeded'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Special U.N. envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged in an interview published Saturday that the international community's efforts to find a poli...

Ban: Syria Monitoring Mission Should Refocus On Political Solution

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, July 6 (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon recommended to the U.N. Security Council on Friday that its Syria monitoring mission shift...

Annan: Iran Should Be Part Of Syria Solution

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA — U.N. envoy Kofi Annan said Friday that Iran should be involved in efforts to end the escalating violence that has claimed thousands of ...

Rebels Declare Peace Plan Over

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers in a surge of attacks at the weekend, an o...

Annan 'Impatient And Frustrated' Over Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The U.N.'s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, ...

West: Syria Headed For Full-Blown Civil War

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria is nearing full-blown sectarian civil war that would be catastrop...

Is Syrian Massacre Russia's Tipping Point?

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, May 30 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin resumed the Russian presidency declaring a moral right to promote Kremli...

Annan Condemns Syria Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, May 28 (Reuters) - Peace envoy Kofi Annan condemned the killing of at least 108 people in the Syrian to...

Syria Rejects Envoy Damascus Visit

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

By HAMZA HENDAWI, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Arab League official says Syria has denied permission for a deputy of U.N.-Arab Leagu...

Annan: Peace Plan 'Only Remaining Chance'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

GENEVA — World powers share a "profound concern" that Syria could descend into civil war, international envoy Kofi Annan said Tuesday, but natio...

Annan: Situation Continues To Be Unacceptable

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead four civilians on a bus in the northern province of Idl...

Fear of Annan's Plan Turning Into a Process of Buying Time

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Kofi Annan will not be able to continue merely managing relations between major powers while the Syrian leadership targets people militarily. He has no choice but to admit that granting deadline after deadline will be translated into prolonging the conflict.

Advance U.N. Observers Ready To Leave For Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Saturday on a resolution authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. milita...

Annan: Syria Has Not Pulled Troops

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops defied a U.N.-brokered cease-fire plan on Tuesday, launching fresh attacks on rebellious areas, but special envoy Kofi An...

Following The Assad Regime's Year-Long Crackdown

Eline Gordts | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

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Annan: Syria Regime Agrees To April 10 Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, April 2 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council for support in implementin...

Shelling And Killing Despite Ceasefire Pledge

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, April 2 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces bombarded opposition targets in the city of...