CAIRO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian government accepted a cease-fire during the Eid al-Adha holidays, a proposal put forward by Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League (AL) joint special representative to Syria, AL chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Wednesday during a meeting with Brahimi in Cairo.
"The Syrian authorities will issue a statement on the cease- fire Thursday," Brahimi said.
Brahimi also said that he contacted many fighting groups in Syria, and most of them accepted the cease-fire.
"If the cease-fire initiative could succeed, other measures would be built on it and the cease-fire would be implemented on a wider scale and within a complete political process," Brahimi added.
AL Secretary-General al-Arabi held a meeting Wednesday morning with Brahimi and Jimmy Carter, former U.S. president and head of The Elders international group. The meeting, held at the AL headquarters, focused on the latest developments in the Syrian crisis.
DAMASCUS, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The UN-Arab League joint special representative Lakhdar Brahimi left Syria on Tuesday, after finishing his four-day visit aiming to garner support for his proposal for a cease-fire during the upcoming holiday of Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha. Full story
DAMASCUS, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday stressed support to the efforts of the UN-Arab League representative Lakhdar Brahimi, adding that his country is open to all sincere efforts to find a political solution to the crisis on the bases of respecting Syria's sovereignty and rejecting foreign intervention, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
Assad made the remarks after his meeting with Brahimi in Damascus, saying that any initiative or political process should be essentially based on halting terrorism and the commitment of the countries allegedly involved in providing funds to the rebel groups. Full story
DAMASCUS, Oct.20 (Xinhua) -- A number of leading Syrian opposition figures at home welcomed on Saturday the cease-fire proposal put forward by the UN-Arab League (AL) joint envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who has recently called for a halt of fighting in Syria during the upcoming four-day Muslims holiday of Eid al-Adha. Full story
DAMASCUS, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem met here on Saturday with the visiting UN-Arab League joint special representative Lakhdar Brahimi, during which they discussed the results of Brahimi's regional tour that aimed to garner support for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis. Full story
BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday said it welcomes the statement by leaders of the United Nations and the League of Arab States (AL) which called for a ceasefire in conflict-torn Syria during the upcoming Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha. Full story
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon said on Friday that the international community has a moral responsibility to end the ongoing violence in Syria, a UN spokesman told reporters here. Full story