04.09.2012 [PBS NewsHour] - Officials said for many, the damage from Hurricane Isaac ended up being worse than that from Hurricane Katrina. Also, President Assad's regime has pledged support for a new United Nations diplomatic envoy to Syria, Algerian diplomat LakhdarBrahimi.
04.09.2012 [International Business Times] - The same day, Ban announced the appointment of LakhdarBrahimi as the new Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States, a role that Kofi Annan resigned from in early August out of frustration. The UN Supervision Mission in Syria
04.09.2012 [BBC News] - Speaking to the UN General Assembly in his first formal speech since assuming the role, LakhdarBrahimi called for unity in addressing the crisis. He said he would travel to Syria in the next few days and needed UN support. Syria's UN ambassador said
03.09.2012 [Voice of America (blog)] - Algerian diplomat LakhdarBrahimi said in an interview broadcast Monday by the BBC that he does not yet see any ways around the barriers that blocked the efforts of his predecessor, Kofi Annan, but that he will continue trying. Brahimi says he realizes
03.09.2012 [Newstrack India] - 3 (ANI): The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, LakhdarBrahimi, has given a pessimistic view of the task ahead of him, saying that the Syrian mission is 'nearly impossible'. Brahimi has been appointed as the new U.N. envoy in Syria, replacing Kofi
02.09.2012 [Aljazeera.com] - LakhdarBrahimi, the UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria, has said that change in Syria has to be part of the solution. The new envoy for Syria, who succeeds Kofi Annan, told Al Jazeera on Saturday that "change [in Syria] is necessary