Envoy calls for transitional government in Syria
The international envoy charged with pushing to end Syria's civil war has called for the formation of a transitional government to run the country until new elections can be held.


Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Damascus Thursday that political changes in Syria must not be "cosmetic" but lead to genuine change while preserving state institutions. Brahimi did not specify the role of President Bashar Assad in any new government. (AP)