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  • ** FILE ** U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Lakhdar Brahimi, the newly appointed joint special representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, at United Nations headquarters on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/David Karp)

    Airstrikes in Syria kill at least 18 people

    Government warplanes bombed a town in northern Syria on Monday, killing at least 18 people, activists said, while the new U.N. envoy to the country acknowledged that brokering an end to the nation's civil war will be a "very, very difficult" task.


  • In this image made from video and accessed Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, a Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at a Syrian Army position through a hole in an empty and destroyed home during fighting in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo via AP video)

    U.N. envoy to Assad: Change is urgently needed

    The U.N.'s new envoy to Syria said on Saturday that President Bashar Assad's regime should realize that the need for change was both "urgent" and "necessary" and that it must meet the "legitimate" demands of the Syrian people.


  • Shelling during Muslim holiday kills dozens in Syria

    Syrian government forces heavily shelled the cities of Aleppo and Daraa and a suburb of Damascus on the second day of a major Muslim holiday Monday, killing up to 30 people, rights groups and activists said.


  • Lakhdar Brahimi (Associated Press)

    Latest U.N. envoy for Syria not optimistic

    The new U.N. special envoy to Syria admitted Sunday that he faces a difficult job trying to broker peace in Syria, and said his first task is overcoming divisions within the Security Council that stymied the efforts of his predecessor.


  • Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign affairs minister who was named Friday as the new U.N. envoy for Syria, gives an interview to the Associated Press in Paris on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    U.N. special envoy seeks unified voice on Syria

    The new U.N. special envoy to Syria admitted on Sunday that he faces a difficult job trying to broker peace in Syria and said his first task is overcoming divisions within the Security Council that stymied the efforts of his predecessor.


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