Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Friday, August 22, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: November 16, 2012 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

New Syrian ambassador to France is named



PARIS — French President Francois Hollande and the new Syrian opposition leader announced plans Saturday to install an ambassador to represent Syria in France.
The surprise move came after talks at France’s presidential palace between Hollande and Moaz al-Khatib, head of the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition. France recognized the coalition days after it was formed on Sunday — and so far is the only Western country to do so.
Al-Khatib said the new envoy will be academic Mounzir Makhous. He has four doctorate degrees and belongs to the Muslim Alawite sect of Islam, like Syrian President Bashar Assad, al-Khatib said.
The new envoy was at the talks Saturday in Paris.
More than 36,000 people have been killed since the Syrian uprising against Assad began in March 2011 and the new coalition is pressing for the means to defend Syrian civilians.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Man injured as motorcycle, car collide
arrow Web promos for Sunday
arrow Nature sounds
arrow Missing woman’s remains found
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Oakland Twp. man accused of molesting children
arrow Teens caught soon after fleeing MHY facility
arrow At least 1 injured in 2-car crash on Rt. 8 at Clearview Mall
arrow Jail, fine, restitution given in arson case