International envoy Kofi Annan says that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to a new approach to peace after the collapse of an April ceasefire deal with rebels. Opposition leaders have said that they're skeptical Assad will ever end the brutal crackdown that they say has resulted in 17,000 deaths since a pro-democracy uprising last year. Annan said he would discuss the new proposal — which would focus on calming the most violent areas first — with rebel groups soon.
International envoy Kofi Annan is holding talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus in a last-ditch effort to salvage his peace plan. Read Post
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly agreed to a ceasefire deadline proposed by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan. Of course, opposition activists and foreign leaders remain skeptical that Assad will follow through, as the ... Read Post