New Envoy Stresses Need for U.N.-Backed Solution to Syria War


The new U.N. envoy to Syria ended his first visit to the war-torn country Thursday, stressing the need for a U.N.-brokered political solution to the eight-year conflict.

Geir Pedersen, a seasoned Norwegian diplomat, concluded his three-day visit and headed to the Lebanese capital Beirut, a U.N. source told AFP.