Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan to make peace trip to Syria

Kofi Annan, a joint special envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, has signaled his preference for a negotiated settlement with President Bashar Assad’s government.

Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan is scheduled to be in Syria on Saturday on a special peace mission, but the veteran diplomat faces daunting obstacles in trying to craft a cease-fire in the almost yearlong conflict that has cost thousands of lives.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell and Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times


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