Crisis in Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in Cairo Sunday evening for his two-day visit to Egypt on the Syrian crisis.
The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria met with China’s foreign minister Wednesday to solicit Beijing’s support for international efforts to end Syria’s civil war.
The crisis in Syria is going from bad to worse, U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said after talks in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
De violents combats ont éclaté vendredi matin autour d'une base de l'armée syrienne, dans la périphérie est de Maaret al-Noomane (nord-ouest), ce qui constitue la première violation de la trêve négociée par l'émissaire de l'ONU pour l'Aïd al-Adha, selon une ONG.
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says Syria's civil war could spread across Middle Eastern borders into an “all-consuming conflict” unless the violence is eventually contained.
The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, today appealed to Iranian authorities to assist in achieving a ceasefire in Syria during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
The U.N. Security Council has condemned a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town that killed five people and demanded that such violations of international law stop immediately and are not repeated.
Ban Ki-moon expresses his deepest concern at the incident which has reportedly killed at least six Turkish civilians and gravely wounded others in the town of Akcakale near the Syrian border, according to his spokesperson.
Turkey demanded that the UN Security Council take action against Damascus on Wednesday after a volley of Syrian shells crashed over its border and killed five Turkish civilians, including a woman and three children.
The United Nations must focus on achieving results rather than process, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, told the UN General Assembly today, noting that security issues in Syria and Iran trumped the world body’s procedural considerations.