The international standoff was underlined Wednesday with Damascus reacting to Lakhdar Brahimi’s announcement that he will step down on May 31 by accusing him of bias and interference in domestic politics.
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The United Nations warned Friday that more than 2,700 refugees had poured across the Lebanese border as the Syrian army carries out an offensive in the Qalamun mountains and heads towards the opposition-held town of Yabrud.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was to meet Arab League representatives in Paris later on Monday ahead of a Tuesday meeting of the opposition and its Western and Arab backers.
Lakhdar Brahimi and Minister of Foreign Affairs discuss preparations for international conference to be held at the end of May.
EU ministers stress importance of all inclusive democratic transition in Egypt
The UN Secretary General says cooperation with the Arab League is vital and the special envoy would remain in his post.
Dispelling rumours that joint UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will be distancing himself from the League, sources say he is committed to easing Syrian suffering
President Mohamed Morsi and Lakhdar Brahimi look to revitalising Egyptian initiative for Syria
The UN and Arab League special envoy said the Syrian government is ready to negotiate peaceful terms with the opposition
Coalition president Ahmed Moaz Al-Khatib meets to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria
Brahimi, who last week criticised a three-step solution announced in a rare speech by Assad, “represents the Turkish, US and Gulf states’ position, and is not an objective mediator,” said Al-Watan.
On Sunday, regime forces unleashed a fierce offensive in the central city of Homs after overrunning Deir Baalbeh
Brahimi held talks in Moscow on Saturday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on his end-of-year bid to accelerate moves to halt the conflict that monitors say has killed 45,000 people
Brahimi and Lavrov revealed no details of any peace initiative that may be under discussion
The envoy unveiled his initiative in Damascus as Russia denied the existence of a joint peace plan with the United States
President of the Syrian opposition requests weapons
Ankara had backed Brahimi’s call for a truce during the Muslim holiday that never took hold
Fierce machinegun battles broke out near Aleppo’s ancient Umayyad Mosque, as troops fended off rebel attacks on their checkpoints, said a military source.
Brahimi called on Monday for a temporary ceasefire during the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday starting on October 26.
UN special envoy for Syria visits Cairo.
The warplanes targeted a rebel blockade of the highway to second city Aleppo.
Qatar’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani told reporters that any such force must be “well-armed.”
Secretary general of the Arab League says UN security council has denied Syrians justice.
Peace envoy’s meeting with Syrian president leaves behind warnings of a “crisis
As Brahimi prepares to travel to Damascus over the coming days, Morsy has been busy meeting with the Quartet envoys, Brahimi and Britain’s Foreign Secretary
By Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi GAZA: We have just visited the Gaza Strip where we met many courageous people trying to live relatively normal lives despite the crippling effects of the illegal Israeli blockade. The blockade was imposed to punish the Hamas-led government, but it is women and children who are paying the highest price. …