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UN Syria envoy assumes post as Arabs restore links with Assad

Geir Pedersen assumed office on Monday as the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, replacing the outgoing Staffan de Mistura. His term begins as the Syrian government, for years a regional pariah for its crackdown against the 2011 rebellion, is steadily welcomed in from the cold by key Arab states — making compromise less likely.  The […]