World leaders give final farewell to Nelson Mandela

Hundreds of presidents and kings gave their farewell to the “peace leader” of South Africa. Barak Obama (USA,) Raul Castro (Cuba), Dilma Rousseff (Brazil); Kofi Annan (UN) and other leaders delivered emotional speeches extolling the work of Mandela and his legacy of peace to the...
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Kofi Annan Resigns his Charge at the UN

Kofi Annan will step down as UN and Arab League special envoy for Syria, announced today the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, in a statement. The six-point peace plan designed by Annan to end the Syrian conflict was never implemented. Ki-moon expressed his...

Chaos in Syria Escalates After Village Massacre

Syrian opposition stated that government forces struck a village in the province of Hama on Thursday, slaughtering over 200 people. Meanwhile the Syria State TV blames the massacre on “terrorists”. According to a statement given to Reuters by the so-called Revolution Leadership...

Syrian Ambassador Joins the Revolution

Nawaf al-Fares was the Syrian ambassador in Iraq.  After his defection, he accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad, of turning the ruling Baath into “an instrument to kill people.” Al-Fares became the first Syrian ambassador to turn from his government since the...

Syria Opposition Lashed Out Against Annan

The Syrian opposition lashed out at the UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan for seeking a way to placate President Bashar al-Assad’s ally Iran. For more than four months Annan has proved powerless to end the violence in Syria. UN monitors stated that the insurrection has claimed...

Annan and Al-Assad Discuss Steps to End Syria Violence

Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has suggested ending the Syrian conflict on a step-by-step basis. Al-Assad plans to start with districts that have seen the worst of the uprising. The UN-Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan met with al-Assad in Damascus on Monday to start with...

UN Chief and Hillary Clinton Urge Unity to End Syrian Crisis

This Friday Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief recommended the UN Security Council that its Syria monitoring mission should focus to secure a political solution to the conflict that has killed over 17,000 people. The divided council must make a decision on what to do with the UN mission...

World Leaders Prepare to Discuss the Future of Syria

This Friday the UN–Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan, expressed his optimism regarding the last discussion about the crisis in Syria. Annan stated that the new discussions will have “an appropriate result” despite the failed plan and the increase violence in Syria. Annan will...