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Kofi Annan resigns as Syria envoy at UN Security Council

Citing finger-pointing and name-calling within the UN Security Council, Kofi Annan has resigned his position as Syria envoy.

Putin to back Annan peace plan for Syria

Russian President Vladamir Putin said today that he will "do everything" in order to support Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria.

Clashes between rebel and regime forces rock Damascus

Reports indicate that violence across the Syrian capital Damascus is intensifying as Syrian rebels announce they are executing a "Damascus volcano" offensive against the Syrian regime.

Former Syrian envoy claims Assad ready to use chemical weapons

Nawaf Fares the former Syrian ambassador to Iraq has stated the Assad family dictatorship will not hesitate to use chemical weapons in the event that its regimes survival is directly threatened.

Syria repudiates U.N. heavy weapons claim

Syrian officials have denied statements made by peace envoy Kofi Annan which claim that Syrian forces used heavy weaponry against activists in the village of Tremseh.

Deadly Syrian massacre claims the lives of '220 civilians'

Around 220 Syrians in the village of Tremseh in the Hama region have been killed after their village was bombarded and besieged by helicopter gunships and tanks before being stormed by militants loyal to Assad.

Kofi Annan arrives in Damascus hours after admitting plan failure

Peace envoy Kofi Annan has arrived in Damascus today for what will be a third round of talks with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Annan: International agreement on Syrian transitional government

Following the U.N. meeting he convened in Geneva today peace envoy Kofi Annan has stated that an international agreement has been reached regarding his plan to form a transitional government in Syria.

Assad against any external solution to Syrian crisis

Amidst a scheduled meeting by the major powers in Geneva over the ongoing crisis in Syria ,President Bashar al-Assad has stated his regime will not accept any solution to the crisis imposed by the international community.

Op-Ed: Hats off to the Red Cross

As an international organization the Red Cross is striving to help the people on the ground in Syria whose lives are at risk due to the intense violence there.

Op-Ed: Annan finally gets the message

The U.N. and Arab League appointed peace envoy to Syria has finally conceded that his peace plan has not been implemented and has subsequently placed the blame on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian government says it will abide by UN ceasefire

After it didn't abide by the original UN ceasefire date the Syrian government has stated it will end military operations on Thursday.

Syria 'agrees' to peace plan deadline, Annan tells UN

Damascus - According to diplomats, special UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has said that Syria has agreed to begin implementing his six-point peace plan by April 10th.

Annan demands Syrian government begins ceasefire 'now'

Geneva - According to BBC News, the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, expects the Syrian government to implement his six-point peace plan immediately.

Medvedev: 'Annan's mission is Syria's last chance'

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has offered Kofi Annan his full support in his peace mission in Syria, BBC News reports. Medvedev says this could be Syria's last chance to avoid a prolonged and bloody" civil war.

Kofi Annan leaves Syria with no deal in place

Damascus - The New York Times reports that Kofi Annan, The UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria left Damascus Sunday without securing a deal to end the violent conflict which is has been going on for nearly a year.

Op-Ed: Commission Finds War on Drugs has Failed and That Sky is Blue

New York - A commission reported countless lives were lost and over a trillion dollars spent on a drug war that is no closer to being won than when Richard Nixon declared war in 1971. It’s speculated that several panel members observed that the sky was also blue.

Corruption: Study Puts Kenya in the Lead in East Africa

Kenya is about to overtake Nigeria to become the most corrupt nation in Africa. A study released by Transparency International shows corruption index rising in virtually all the institutions,including the parliament.

African Leaders Urged By Kofi Annan To Take Action In Zimbabwe

In regards to the election crisis in regards to the nation of Zimbabwe, Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, has demanded action and urged the leaders of Africa to address this major dilemma.

Annan Ends Kenyan Mediation

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan said that he is suspending the negotiations in Kenya as very little progress is being made, he will talk with the Kenyan president and the opposition leader.

Kofi Annan To Focus On Rights, Poverty

UNITED NATIONS – Unanimously re-elected to a second term on Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged to redouble efforts to strengthen human rights and start carrying out a global plan to lift millions out of abject poverty. With a resound..

U.N. Headquarters Building In Sorry State Of Repair

NEW YORK (dpa) - The visitors, including diplomats, should be very careful when they visit the United Nations headquarters in New York. Hot steam from a leaky heating pipe could scorch them, or perhaps they might be hit by plaster falling from the c...

U.N. Summit Adopts A Declaration To Protect Globe

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Millennium Summit came to its historic close last Friday with the adoption of a wide-ranging wish list that promises to cut poverty, protect planet Earth and improve the ability of the United Nations to keep the peace. The ...

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