Kofi Annan

  • May 30, 2012  

    The bodies of 13 people were found with their hands tied in an eastern province in Syria. Some had been shot in the head, execution-style. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports and has the first look inside Houla, following the weekend massacre there. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Responding to Syria’s weekend massacre, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan met with President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday — asserting that the country had reached “a tipping point” in bloodshed. Judy Woodruff and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer discuss ongoing global debate over how to stop the violence inside the country. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Part of a wave of revulsion over the slaughter of at least 108 people in the Syrian region of Houla, the United States and other nations expelled Syrian diplomats on Tuesday. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    In the aftermath of a weekend massacre in Syria, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived Monday in Damascus, condemning the “appalling crime.” Heavy artillery and tank fire killed at least 108 in Houla, a collection of villages northwest of Homs. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Syria’s capital Damascus Monday, condemning a weekend massacre that killed at least 108 people in the village of Houla. Ray Suarez and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News, reporting from Homs, discuss the attacks amid a languishing U.N. cease-fire agreement. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Twin bombings tore through the Syrian capital of Damascus Thursday, in the deadliest attacks since the uprising began last year — killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 370, according to state media. There were claims and counterclaims about the blame for the attacks. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Suicide bombers struck Thursday in the heart of Syria’s capital of Damascus, killing at least 55 people and wounding at least 370. Jeffrey Brown and NPR’s Kelly McEvers, reporting from Beirut, discuss the finger pointing over who’s behind the attacks and the state of plans to stop the country’s ongoing fighting. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, another three Secret Service agents lost their jobs as a result of the ongoing prostitution scandal ahead of President Obama’s Colombia trip. A total of nine have now been forced out and three have been cleared. Also, a Kofi Annan spokesman accused Syria’s government of subverting U.N. observers’ efforts. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime’s commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak’s former spy chief, Omar Suleiman. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2012  

    After months of heavy fighting and government gunfire, Syria appears “relatively quiet,” according to U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan. Annan had brokered the U.N.-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect early Thursday. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

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