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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Brahimi took over from his predecessor, Kofi Annan, as UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria in September 2012.
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Syria (AFP) — Syrian fighter jets blasted the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan on Thursday, killing at least 49 people including 23 children, rescuers said. UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi pressed for a truce during a key Muslim holiday later this month, while the UN’s human rights chief appealed to the Security Council for unity …
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Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle were in Turkey on Saturday for talks on the Syrian conflict.
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Brahimi will fill the post previously occupied by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.