U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ( left) meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Monday. Mr. Brahimi, who is tasked with brokering a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict, replaced Kofi Annan, who stepped down in August in frustration after his six-point peace plan collapsed. Mr. Morsi also is seeking to end the bloodshed in Syria. (Associated Press)

U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ( left) meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Monday. Mr. Brahimi, who is tasked with brokering a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict, replaced Kofi Annan, who stepped down in August in frustration after his six-point peace plan collapsed. Mr. Morsi also is seeking to end the bloodshed in Syria. (Associated Press)