UK appoint ‘tough negotiator’ and ex-Russian ambassador Tim Barrow as new EU envoy

UK appoint ‘tough negotiator’ and ex-Russian ambassador Tim Barrow as new EU envoy

British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt […]

Top Syrian opposition negotiator quits peace talks

Top Syrian opposition negotiator quits peace talks

The chief peace negotiator of Syria’s mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the U.N.- backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement. Mohammed Alloush, who is also the representative of the powerful Jaish al Islam rebel faction in the Saudi-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC), said in a statement […]