09.04.2012 [Christian Science Monitor] - This year, the council was also unanimous in backing a cease-fire effort in Syria led by former UN chief Kofi Annan. Achieving that consensus was made possible after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said that Syria's “horrific campaign of
22.03.2012 [PBS NewsHour] - In other news Wednesday, the UN Security Council urged both sides in Syria to seek a way forward, endorsing proposals by Special Envoy Kofi Annan -- including a ceasefire, guaranteed humanitarian access and withdrawals of government forces.
10.04.2012 [Irish Independent] - The unrelenting bombardments further diminished hopes for the peace plan proposed by the UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, under which the Syrian government would withdraw its troops from towns by 6am this morning, and cease firing within 48 hours.
09.04.2012 [BusinessWeek] - The truce plan, devised by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, effectively collapsed Sunday after Assad's government raised last-minute demands that were swiftly rejected by the country's largest rebel group. Syria was expected to feature in talks between
10.04.2012 [Daily News & Analysis] - One of the Assad regime's most implacable critics in the region, it has been vocal in its scepticism of a peace plan brokered by Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria, that is meant to reach fruition this week.
10.04.2012 [BBC News] - The UN has called on the Syrian government to cease all military actions against civilians immediately, and honour the agreement brokered by the international envoy, Kofi Annan. Shooting in the Damascus suburb of Duma .
10.04.2012 [Reuters] - YAYLADAGI International mediator Kofi Annan will visit refugee camps for Syrian refugees in Turkey en route for talks with senior officials in Iran. Note: For a list of forthcoming events, see. For other related news, double click on: Turkish politics
09.04.2012 [UPI.com] - ... deliberately killing soldiers who have surrendered or been injured or captured. The human rights group called on the UN Security Council to ensure the peace plan brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan would include means to document executions.
09.04.2012 [NPR] - A ceasefire agreement, brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan last week, has the military retreating by tomorrow, with a truce starting on Thursday. The regime also wants Annan to guarantee that three of its most prominent critics in the region
05.04.2012 [CNN (blog)] - Syria claims some troop withdrawals, Kofi Annan spokesman says: "The Syrian government said Thursday that it had withdrawn troops from some cities and towns as part of a peace plan championed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Annan's spokesman
08.04.2012 [Taipei Times] - International mediator Kofi Annan said yesterday an “unacceptable” escalation in violence in Syria violated guarantees made to him and called on Damascus to keep its promises to end the bloodshed. Meanwhile, Pope Benedict in his Easter Sunday message
08.04.2012 [GlobalPost] - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2nd R) talks with a delegate as the image of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is seen on a screen before the start of the General Assembly meeting at the UN on April 5, 2012 in New York City.
09.04.2012 [CRIENGLISH.com] - The Jordanian leader reiterated support to the efforts of former UN secretary general Kofi Annan to resolve the Syrian crisis. He made the remarks at a meeting with a delegation representing the British House of Commons and House of Lords.
02.04.2012 [The Daily Star] - BEIRUT: Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon Carlos Gafo said Monday that Arab League and UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan's plan should be given a chance, adding that Spain supports dialogue as a means to end violence in Syria. Gafo was speaking after his
It should have raised red flags when both Syria and Russia approved of Kofi Annan's February 23 appointment as the United Nations-Arab League Joint Special Envoy (JSE) to Syria. But after bickering world powers repeatedly failed to agree on an emissary to broker an end to the killing spree in which ...
Jennifer Welsh, Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, comments on the patience and impartiality that makes Kofi Annan a super negotiator. Spare a thought for the tireless Kofi Annan, criss-crossing the globe in search of a negotiated solution to the current crisis in Syria.
05.04.2012 [Capital FM Kenya] - GENEVA, Apr 5 – UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan expects both the Syrian government and the opposition to fully implement a ceasefire agreement by April 12, his spokesman said on Thursday. “What we expect on April 10 is that the Syrian government will
04.08.2012 Kofi Annan's bitter resignation yesterday from his hopeless assignment as the UN's Special Envoy for Syria merely confirms what has long been apparent: the Obama administration's Syria policy has failed. The policy seems ...
04.08.2012 Syria envoy Kofi Annan called it quits Thursday, confirming a growing conclusion that international diplomacy is having no impact on the 17-month-old crisis and that the only path in Syria now appears to be one of fighting ...
03.08.2012 Nobody knows how to resolve the crisis in Syria and that includes Kofi Annan, who will resign as the United Nation's special envoy for Syria on August 31, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday.
30.07.2012 On March 6, one week after Kofi Annan was appointed U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria, columnist Benny Avni wrote an item in the New York Sun suggesting that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had been ...
03.08.2012 Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is quitting as international peace envoy for Syria, frustrated by “finger-pointing” at the United Nations while the armed rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad becomes ...
03.08.2012 Local villagers of Assam bury an elephant, Russians celebrate Paratroopers Day, Kofi Annan steps down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict and more in today's daily brief. The body of a female elephant is ...
03.08.2012 Kofi Annan is quitting as UN-Arab League envoy for Syria after battling to persuade President Bashar al-Assad to accept a peace plan, the UN said Thursday. UN leader Ban Ki-moon announced “with deep regret,” that Annan ...