Morning Brief: U.N. envoy calls for transitional government in Syria

From Foreign Policy Thu Dec 27 2012, 08:37:29

U.N. envoy calls for transitional government in Syria

Top news: After meeting with President Bashar al-Assad and other top Syrian officials in Damascus, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for the establishment of a transitional government in accordance with the Geneva communiqué, a plan that was endorsed by world leaders in June. But little is known about the actual substance of Brahimi's negotiations with Assad and Russia's foreign ministry denied the existence of a specific plan to form a transitional government. Brahimi is headed to Moscow this week to meet with Russian officials as part of his diplomatic push to end the 21-month civil war.

At least 35 people were killed Thursday as fighting continued near the international airport in Aleppo. The violence comes a day after Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, the chief of the military police, became the highest-ranking police official to defect since the war began. Ironically, Shallal had been in charge of preventing military defections. In a video broadcast by Al Arabiya, the general said he abandoned his position because the Syrian military had become little more than "a gang for killing and destruction."

Iraq: Tens of thousands of Sunni protesters blocked trade routes to Syria and Jordan in the [view whole blog post ]

 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Sudan:   Govt to Begin Implementation of Security Arrangement With Ex-Darfur Rebels (news)
Sudan Tribune
26 August 2014

The head of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) al-Tijani al-Sissi announced that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the national police will soon integrate all the combatants of the former rebel groups ... [read more]

Sudan:   Appeal Court Orders Re-Arrest of Suspect in the Killing of a Protestor (news)
Sudan Tribune
26 August 2014

A Sudanese court on Tuesday ordered the re-arrest of the main suspect in the killing of Sara Abdel-Bagi who was shot during the protests which erupted last September following the government's ... [read more]

Egypt:   The Tripartite Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan On the GERD Project in Khartoum (news)
Government of Ethiopia
27 August 2014

The 4th Tripartite Ministerial Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the GERD project took place on Monday and Tuesday (August 25-26) in Khartoum, attended by Prof. Dr. Hossam Eldin Mohamed Moghazy, ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!