UN Syria mission likely to be extended – VOR
On Thursday, the UN Security Council is going to debate a proposal to extend the mandate of the UN observers in Syria.
The current mandate expires next Sunday.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and French Ambassador Gerard Araud have said they hope the Council will approve the extension.
August 15, 2012
Syria approves Algerian diplomat as Annan’s successor
Damascus has approved Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi’s candidacy to succeed Kofi Annan as the United Nations’ special representative for Syria, news agencies report, quoting a source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry.
At the same time, the Syrian government made clear it would not recognize Brahimi as the Arab League’s emissary as it suspects the League of conspiring against Syria.
Damascus voiced hope that Brahimi’s nomination would promote the implementation of the Kofi Annan peace plan for Syria and the work of the UN observer mission led by General Babacar Gaye of Senegal.
Aug 14, 2012