FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms
FIFA faces long struggle to pass reforms

The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football`s scandal-hit world governing body FIFA will be named very soon a source close to the organisation`s leadership said.

Campaigners call for Kofi Annan to take charge of FIFA reform
Campaigners call for Kofi Annan to take charge of FIFA reform

A group campaigning for reform of world soccer`s governing body FIFA have called for former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to be put in charge of an independent reform commission.

Kofi Annan in Cuba to boost Colombia-FARC peace talks

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Cuba on Thursday to prod negotiators from the Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas to clinch a dragging peace agreement.

Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: Ex-UN head Annan

Wealthy countries were slow to tackle the Ebola epidemic as it began in Africa, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has said in tough criticism of the response to the crisis.

Sustainability must be at the heart of SDGs: Kofi Annan

Global leaders who converged at the 14th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on February 2 called for immediate attention for the conservation of natural resources like oceans which are shared by the global community.

Indian women denied voice in decision making: Kofi Annan

Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan has said women in India are still denied the right to take decisions, which have an impact on their lives.

‘Badge of shame` if Africa exits world court: Annan

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has said it would be a "badge of shame" for Africa if its leaders voted to leave the International Criminal Court.

`Stop millions in aid to richer India, China`

Kofi Annan has asked Britain and the European Union to stop providing millions of pounds in aid to wealthy nations like India and China.

Syrian violence slipping into sectarian war: Annan

Annan said that his successor Lakhdar Brahimi will need the support of all members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, to have a chance of a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis.

Head of UN observers leaves Syria

The United Nations decided last week not to extend the mandate of the UNSMIS, but agreed instead to establish a civilian office in Damascus.

Russia calls for political dialogue in Syria

Moscow supports a peaceful settlement of the prolonged crisis in Syria, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

UN chief reiterates full support for new Syria envoy

Starting next month, Lakhdar Brahimi will be fully engaged in good offices on Syria on behalf of the UN and the Arab League.

UN’s Syria observer mission ‘officially ends’

The UN decided to end the mission in response to escalating violence as world powers fail to agree how to end months of bloodshed in the country.

`British, German spies helping Syrian rebels`

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that London was supplying Syrian rebels with body armour and communication equipment.

Syria welcomes Lakhdar Brahimi as Annan successor

Algeria`s former foreign minister Lakhdar Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria on Friday.

Stick to Syria peace plan: Russia to new UN envoy

Algeria`s former foreign minister Lakhdar Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria on Friday.

US offer support to Brahimi, special envoy for Syria

US has offered full support and co-operation to newly appointed UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, Sec of State Hillary Clinton said.

Algeria`s Brahimi to replace Annan as Syria envoy

Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has been appointed as Special Representative by UN and Arab League to explore peaceful solution to Syria conflict.

UN `ends` Syria mission; okays new office

The United Nations ordered to end its military observer mission in Syria, said France.

Syria: Heavy fighting in Aleppo; Iranians abducted

Gunmen snatched 47 Iranian pilgrims just outside the Syrian capital Damascus in a brazen attack.