Lakhdar Brahimi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24800/all en UPDATE 3-Syria 'breaking up before everyone's eyes,' envoy tells UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-syria-breaking-everyones-eyes-envoy-tells-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Brahimi presents bleakest report on Syria to date</p> <p>* Envoy says Assad can't be part of transition government</p> <p>* Unclear if Russia will now support U.N. action</p> <p>* U.S. envoy Rice says no big breakthrough imminent</p> <p>* Brahimi plays down rumor he wants to quit (Adds Brahimi, Rice)</p> <p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-syria-breaking-everyones-eyes-envoy-tells-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Politics Politics of Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:30:30 +0000 5741246 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria mediator will not return to Damascus, guarded on talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-mediator-will-not-return-damascus-guarded-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Thursday he has no plan to return to Damascus and gave a guarded response to an offer by an opposition leader for talks with government figures.</p> <p>"It is worthy of note," Brahimi said of a statement by Syrian National Council leader Moaz al-Khatib that he was "ready for direct discussions" outside of Syria.</p> <p>But the UN-Arab League envoy said the reaction of the government and other opposition figures would be crucial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-mediator-will-not-return-damascus-guarded-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Syrian uprising Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:15:04 +0000 5742176 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi extends Syria peace mission: diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/brahimi-extends-syria-peace-mission-diplomat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to extend his mission for at least six months, diplomats said Wednesday.</p> <p>Brahimi's first six-month contract with the United Nations and Arab League, in place of Kofi Annan, ends on Friday.</p> <p>"Brahimi has agreed a six month extension," a UN diplomat said on condition of anonymity. "He clearly feels that there is some life in his mission," added a second diplomat confirming the deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/brahimi-extends-syria-peace-mission-diplomat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algerian people Asia Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:00:39 +0000 5761434 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian opposition to form provisional government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/brahimi-says-100-killed-damascus-war-crime-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Syrian opposition renewed its efforts to form a provisional government as peace envoy Brahimi called the attack in Damascus on Thursday a war crime. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse and Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian opposition leaders renewed their efforts on Friday to form a provisional government to halt a slide into chaos in rebel-held areas, a day after insisting that any peace talks have to result in the removal of President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>Almost two years after the national revolt against Assad broke out in southern Syria, the absence of a political leadership from swathes of land under rebel control has been a glaring weakness of Assad&#39;s foes, who have little control over Islamist brigades making advances on the ground.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/brahimi-says-100-killed-damascus-war-crime-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algerian people Asia Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Politics of Syria Syria Syria AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:00 +0000 5763656 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria daily slams peace envoy Brahimi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/syria-daily-slams-peace-envoy-brahimi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian ruling party mouthpiece Al-Baath daily lashed out at UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday, accusing him of "not listening to the Syrian people" and suggesting he may resign soon.</p> <p>The newspaper questioned ongoing support for Brahimi's mission "while discussions over plans for a no-fly zone (in Syria) are being carried out behind the scenes at the UN with the participation of Western countries."</p> <p>"Why should we support Brahimi while the UN and Arab League continue to try and impose one group (the opposition) on the Syrian people?", Al-Baath said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/syria-daily-slams-peace-envoy-brahimi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algerian people Arab people Asia Lakhdar Brahimi AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:46:36 +0000 5815893 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi urges UN action on Syria stalemate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/brahimi-urges-un-action-syria-stalemate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Friday urged the Security Council to come together to address the conflict in Syria, as speculation swirled about his future as mediator.</p> <p>Brahimi told the 15-member council that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is "not in a mood for dialogue" and that the only hope for stemming the violence is if the council agrees unanimously on a plan of action, diplomats told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/brahimi-urges-un-action-syria-stalemate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algerian people Arab people Disaster Lakhdar Brahimi Lakhdar Brahimi AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:16:27 +0000 5820499 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria mediator Brahimi says not resigning post but considers it daily http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/syria-mediator-brahimi-says-not-resigning-post-considers-it-dai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Louis Charbonneau</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N.-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict, Lakhdar Brahimi, dismissed rumours on Friday he was resigning due to frustration with the Arab League and the Security Council's inaction, but said he considers departing on a daily basis.</p> <p>"I haven't resigned," Brahimi told reporters. "Every day I wake up and think I should resign. One day perhaps I will resign."</p> <p>He also dismissed reports that he agreed to remain in the post for three more months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/syria-mediator-brahimi-says-not-resigning-post-considers-it-dai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algerian people Asia Disaster Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:15:24 +0000 5820532 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi urges UN action on Syria stalemate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/brahimi-urges-un-action-syria-stalemate-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Friday urged the Security Council to come together on Syria, venting frustration with all sides while denying rumors he plans to resign.</p> <p>Brahimi told the 15-member council that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is "not in a mood for dialogue" and that the only hope for stemming the violence is if the council agrees unanimously on a plan of action, diplomats told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/brahimi-urges-un-action-syria-stalemate-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab people Asia Disaster Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:46:43 +0000 5820562 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria accuses U.N. envoy Brahimi of interfering http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/syria-accuses-un-envoy-brahimi-interfering <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dominic Evans</p> <p>BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria accused international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Wednesday of bias and interference after he criticised its response to an opposition offer of talks and suggested Bashar al-Assad should not stand again for president.</p> <p>Brahimi told a closed-door session of the United Nations Security Council last Friday that Damascus was "surprised and embarrassed" by a January offer of talks from opposition leader Moaz Alkhatib, and its response was "slow and confused".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/syria-accuses-un-envoy-brahimi-interfering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:15:57 +0000 5824302 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi unlikely to quit Syria post before mid-May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/brahimi-unlikely-quit-syria-post-mid-may <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is thinking about stepping down as the Syrian war becomes more intractable, but is likely to stay on until at least mid-May, a senior aide said on Thursday.</p> <p>UN and Arab diplomats said on Wednesday the veteran envoy was on the verge of quitting over his frustration with international divisions over Syria and the increased militarisation of the conflict, partly due to Arab states' support of the rebels.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/brahimi-unlikely-quit-syria-post-mid-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Western Asia AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 23:31:42 +0000 5830171 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi's 'mission impossible' in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/brahimis-mission-impossible-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, has insisted throughout his career that there is no "hopeless situation", but he has not managed to find a magical solution to end Syria's civil war.</p> <p>And the 79-year-old Brahimi, who took on the job last August after predecessor and former UN chief Kofi Annan threw in the towel, is now ready to give up too.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/brahimis-mission-impossible-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Politics AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 02:15:28 +0000 5831163 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria conflict biggest threat to world peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/syria-conflict-biggest-threat-world-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syria conflict is the biggest current threat to world peace, a fact starkly underlined by the reported chemical weapons attack near Damascus this week, UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned Friday.</p> <p>"Syria is without any doubt the biggest threat to peace and security in the world today," Brahimi said in an interview in Geneva broadcast by UNTV in which he urged the warring parties to come to the negotiating table.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/syria-conflict-biggest-threat-world-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East AFP Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:47:25 +0000 5916132 at http://www.globalpost.com Brahimi insists on political solution in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/brahimi-insists-political-solution-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi insisted Wednesday that only a political solution will help end the "suffocating and dangerous" conflict in Syria, in talks with Jordan's foreign minister.</p> <p>"The Syrian crisis is suffocating and dangerous. It threatens Syria and the entire region. It is the most dangerous to stability and security" Brahimi said during the meeting with Nasser Judeh, the foreign ministry said.</p> <p>"There is almost consensus that there is no military solution to the crisis and that a political solution is the only way to end the nightmare in Syria."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/brahimi-insists-political-solution-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Algerian people Arab people Asia Lakhdar Brahimi AFP Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:52:21 +0000 5968387 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria press gives peace envoy full marks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/syria-press-gives-peace-envoy-full-marks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Syrian press on Thursday praised the visit of international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who arrived in Damascus Monday after a falling out with President Bashar al-Assad that lasted nearly a year.</p> <p>Brahimi's "visit to Syria began on a good note. This is because of favourable changes on the international and regional planes, and at home in terms of popular sentiment and military developments," said the ruling party's mouthpiece Baath newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/syria-press-gives-peace-envoy-full-marks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Technology AFP Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:35:28 +0000 5976522 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria envoy says no peace talks without opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/syria-envoy-says-no-peace-talks-without-opposition-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday the proposed "Geneva II" peace conference to end Syria's civil war could not be held without the opposition.</p> <p>"If the opposition does not participate there will be no Geneva conference," Brahimi said in Damascus before returning to Beirut as part of a regional tour to garner support for the US-Russian peace initiative.</p> <p>"The participation of the opposition is essential, necessary and important," the veteran Algerian diplomat said, adding the proposed conference was intended "to help the Syrians and resolve their problems".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131101/syria-envoy-says-no-peace-talks-without-opposition-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East AFP Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:46:55 +0000 5977410 at http://www.globalpost.com