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UN Chief Names Veteran Norwegian Diplomat as His New Syria Envoy

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres announced Wednesday that Norwegian veteran diplomat Geir Pedersen will be his new special envoy for Syria. Pedersen was widely rumored to be the top choice for the post. He succeeds Italian-Swedish envoy Staffan de Mistura who held the challenging job for more than four years. Guterres wrote to the Security Council on Tuesday to inform them of his choice and thanked de Mistura for his work and "contributions to the search for peace in...

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