Kofi Annan's has resigned as the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria.

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Aug 02, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria
Peace and Security

As 120 world leaders make annual trip to UN headquarters, unusually bitter atmosphere has been compared to cold war.

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Sep 24, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

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Oct 25, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

Air raids, clashes and car bombings shook Syria on Sunday, killing nearly 100 people, monitors said, as world powers look to pick up the pieces of a failed bid to bring in a Muslim holiday ceasefire.

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Oct 28, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

The rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been seeking recognition, money and resources for months. Now that they’ve started making significant progress toward ousting him, they might get some.

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Dec 11, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

Rebel forces took control of three military posts in the outer Damascus suburb of Douma and killed four soldiers at another checkpoint in the region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Oct 16, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

United Nations Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters, not only is Syria being destroyed “bit by bit,” the conflict is pushing the region into a situation that is “extremely bad and extremely important for the entire world.

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Jan 29, 2013
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

One year after Kofi Annan presented his six-point plan for ending the Syrian civil war, it can only be called a failure. But it is necessaryto recall the situation facing the UN-Arab League envoy and his team in early 2012.

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Mar 11, 2013
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria
Peace and Security

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Dec 01, 2011
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria

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Jan 06, 2012
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria