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  • August 2, 2012  

    The U.N. Envoy for Peace in Syria, Kofi Annan, has resigned, citing unwillingness from both Syrian factions, and disunity and name-calling in the U.N. Security Council. Inigo Gilmore of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    Met with heavy skepticism by U.S. officials, Syria’s government signaled Monday plans to stop fighting by next week, according to Arab League envoy Kofi Annan. Judy Woodruff, the University of Oklahoma’s Joshua Landis and Al Arabiya News Network’s Hisham Melhem discuss the possibility of peace in Syria. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    Arab League leaders gathered in Baghdad for the first time in decades Thursday to attend a summit where U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to translate his commitments to peace into action. Margaret Warner reports and GlobalPost’s James Foley recounts the fighting in Saraqeb. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that Syria “will spare no effort” to make the peace plan proposed by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan “a success,” but said rebels must first cease their “terrorist acts.” Margaret Warner and NPR’s Kelly McEvers discuss the Syria debate at the Arab League summit in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi seized control of a key city in Libya, three months after the dictator’s death. They retook the former Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid, after clashing for hours with revolutionary forces. Also, a string of car bombings rocked Baghdad, killing at least 14 Iraqis. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    On Monday, as an opposition group reported 23 more killings, the Syrian government rejected an Arab League peace plan — a proposal the organization hoped would end violence in the troubled country. Ray Suarez reports on the dismissed arrangement that called for forming a unity government and hosting supervised elections. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed the Arab League’s plans to end his country’s 10-month old crisis Monday. Ray Suarez discusses the organization’s presence in the embattled country with Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    As the Arab League’s peace monitoring mission in Syria officially came to an end Thursday, Syrian opposition activists said security forces had killed at least 16 more people. The monitors were assessing whether President Bashar al-Assad’s regime had stopped firing on civilians as promised. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • January 19, 2012  

    King Abdullah II of Jordan, the first Arab leader to urge President Assad to step down, sat down with Margaret Warner Thursday to discuss his expectation of more killings in Syria, the Arab League’s role in quelling unrest there as well as the latest Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and reforms within his own kingdom. Continue reading

  • December 29, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, police in Egypt raided 17 offices of pro-democracy and human rights groups that have criticized military rule. Security forces interrogated employees and seized files and computers, according to witnesses. Also, the U.S. finalized the sale of $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

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