UN chief under pressure as Syria envoy quits

Ban Ki-moon under greater pressure for decisive action to end war, which has just claimed the second envoy's job.

    Efforts to end the conflict in Syria have been dealt a serious blow by the resignation of the joint UN-Arab League envoy.
     
    Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi is the second man to leave the job - and there are now questions about how effective a divided UN Security Council can be.
     
    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports on how Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, is coming under increased pressure.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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