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Iraq hits militants as Brahimi blames neglect of Syria

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 00:25

Iraq on Sunday said it had "regained the initiative" against militants who seized vast swathes of territory, as former UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi blamed the crisis on global neglect of Syria`s civil war.

Syria welcomes UN envoy exit as peace hopes dim

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:27

Syria welcomed Wednesday the resignation of UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, as hopes for a resumption of peace talks dimmed ahead of a controversial election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office.

UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi resigns: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 01:54

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi as the joint United Nations-Arab League Special Representative on the Syria crisis, terming it a "tragedy for the Syrian people" and a "failure" for the United Nations.

UN concerned for Syrian civilians trapped in Homs

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:08

Members of the UN Security Council expressed what they called grave concern over the plight of Syrian civilians caught in fighting in the old quarter of Homs in Syria, the council`s president said.

Peace envoy Brahimi visits Syria ally Iran

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:47

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in Tehran today for talks on the Syria crisis with top Iranian officials, media reports said.

Ban Ki-moon wants Russia, Iran to push Syria over peace talks

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 03:28

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said Russia and Iran should pressure their ally in Damascus to re-start peace talks aimed at ending the three-year Syrian civil war.

UN deputy envoy to Syria wants to quit post: Spokesman

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 21:18

The Damascus representative of UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has asked to quit his post, a UN spokesman said.

John Kerry seeks political solution in Syria

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday appealed to international parties to work towards a political solution to the Syria conflict after the peace talks ended last weekend with no concrete progress.

US created `negative climate` during Geneva peace talks: Syria

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 09:57

A day after the second round of peace talks in Geneva concluded with the government and opposition failing to reach a consensus, Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has accused US of creating a “negative climate” during the discussion.

Geneva II peace talks haven`t failed: Syria

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 09:06

Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Sunday that the second round of talks in the Geneva II conference hasn`t failed, media reports said.

UN mediator says sorry as Syria peace talks fail again

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 02:09

The second round negotiations of the Geneva-II international conference on Syria collapsed without achieving tangible results on Saturday, said UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.

Geneva-II second round concludes without results

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 19:59

The second round negotiations of the Geneva-II international conference on Syria concluded Saturday without achieving tangible results, said UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.