Russia urged Syria to accelerate a troop pullout scheduled to be completed today under a United Nations plan, as the Middle Eastern state demanded guarantees about the opposition’s commitment to the peace efforts.
United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan said he held “very candid” talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on reviving his three-month old cease-fire.
West African governments should decriminalize low-level drug offenses, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said.
Hope is fading among world leaders and United Nations peace brokers that a failing cease-fire accord in Syria will end a conflict sliding toward civil war.
Kofi Annan is heading to Syria to seek a political solution that the opposition says isn’t possible.
Former United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan and Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrived in Iran today in support of the “new spirit of openness” espoused by President Hassan Rouhani.
"I urge you to recognize Rajat for the good that he has done in this world, to give him the credit that he deserves for helping others, and to take into account his effort to improve the lives of millions of people."
- Kofi Annan on Oct 12, 2012