File - U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, at his office in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Lakhdar Brahimi will resign as the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy on Syria after a nearly two-year effort that failed to bring peace to the war-ravaged country, the U.N. chief announced Tuesday.With Brahimi at his side, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, with said the envoy will step down May 31 . Ban pledged to keep working to achieve peace.Brahimi had been working behind the scenes to restart the Geneva negotiations but that effort was all but doomed when President Bashar Assad's government announced that elections would be held on June 3 .
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