International reactions to the Syrian Civil War: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Lakhdar Brahimi: New joint special representative of UN and Arab League for Syria

Former Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has been appointed as the new joint special representative of the UN and the League of Arab States. Brahimi will replace Kofi Annan, who had resigned from the position.

Kofi Annan resigns as the UN special envoy to Syria

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan quit as the UN special envoy to Syria. He was appointed to the position to explore for the peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis and secure a peaceful transition of the rule. He failed to accomplish his task. Besides, he also failed to bring all the super powers on one ..

UN Resolution vetoed by China, Russia: Situation intensifies in Syria

UN Security Council resolution on Syria has been vetoed by Russia and China. However, India and 10 other countries voted in favor. Pakistan and South Africa abstained from voting. What could have been the effects of this UN resolution, if passed? The resolution could have introduced fresh sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s rule. ..

UN resolution on Syria: India refrains whilst Russia, China veto

UNSC resolution on Syria which threatens action against Syria if it did not at once stop the lethal onslaught of anti-regime protesters – India refrained from voting. Russia and China (both permanent members of UNSC) vetoed thus annulling the draft. Other countries that abstained from voting were Brazil, Lebanon and South Africa. Countries voting in ..