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Envoy says Syria worsening as Assad clings to power
Envoy says Syria worsening as Assad clings to power

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday there is no end in sight for Syria's war as President Bashar al-Assad clings to power, while his forces reportedly pounded rebels, killing at least seven children.

Envoy says Syria worsening as Assad clings to power
Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control
Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control

Regime aircraft hammered insurgent bastions nationwide on Sunday as rebels said they now control most of the country and have moved their command centre from Turkey to "liberated areas" inside Syria.

Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control
Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed
Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed

Fighting raged in Syria's two biggest cities on Sunday as UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ended his first visit to the country on a peace mission a rebel commander said was doomed to fail.

Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed
Cardinal Angelo Sodano. ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev met with Pope's envoy

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Envoy of the Pope, Dean of the College of Cardinals.

Nazarbayev met with Pope's envoy
UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. ©REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
Brahimi begins Syria mission with Egypt, League talks

UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday begins his Syria mission by meeting League officials and senior Egyptian leaders before heading to Damascus on his first official trip to the region.

Brahimi begins Syria mission with Egypt, League talks
New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'
New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'

New UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has said the death toll in Syria is "staggering" and the destruction "catastrophic" and called for a united stance from the international community.

New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'
New UN envoy 'scared' by Syria conflict task
New UN envoy 'scared' by Syria conflict task

New UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday that he was "scared" at the size of the task of ending the Syria conflict.

New UN envoy 'scared' by Syria conflict task
Lakhdar Brahimi. ©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Brahimi to become new Syria conflict envoy

Lakhdar Brahimi, a veteran diplomat troubleshooter, will take over from Kofi Annan as the international envoy on the Syria conflict.

Brahimi to become new Syria conflict envoy