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Staffan de Mistura to be New UN Syria Envoy

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura as his new envoy on Syria.  De Mistura replaces envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned his post at the end of May following the collapse of the second round of Geneva talks and the holding of Syria’s presidential elections. The 67-year-old De Mistura, who is Swedish-born and also has Italian nationality, has a decades-long resume of United Nations posts, including in some of the organization’s most...

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