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Government Communication Forum Kicks Off

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(Sharjah) - The second Government Communication Forum (GCF 2013), being held under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, kicks off in Sharjah. The two-day event will…
Annan quits as Syria violence rages

Annan quits as Syria violence rages

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International envoy Kofi Annan is stepping down, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced “with deep regret,” his April peace plan for Syria in tatters in the face of raging violence. Rebels shelled an air base used by regime forces to pound the northern…
Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

Russia, China join UN demand for Syria peace

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(United Nations) - Russia and China have joined the Security Council in voicing support for U.N.-Arab League envoy 's bid to end violence that has brought Syria to the brink of civil war. Western diplomats said the agreement on a statement…
Military intervention in Syria disastrous EU

Military intervention in Syria disastrous: EU

(Copenhagen) - European Union (EU) foreign ministers have warned against the temptation of military intervention in Syria despite the growing human suffering, saying boots on the ground could ignite “a large-scale fire”. Germany’s Guido…
Kofi Annan named U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria‎

Kofi Annan named U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria‎

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(Geneva) - Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan has been appointed as the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nabil Elaraby, Secretary-General of the Arab…