Syria agrees to Kofi Annan's potential successor

The Syrian government has agreed to the proposal of Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi replacing Kofi Annan as the UN Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict.

Brahimi has yet to accept or reject the post, Annan's spokesman said.


Assad regime an 'enemy of God'

The former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has called President Assad's regime as an "enemy of God", in his first public appearance since defecting. The UN humanitarian chief Baroness Amos is in the country to increase emergency aid to civilians