The UN’s special envoy and the Bric countries have got increasingly frustrated with the west’s domineering consensus on Damascus
read more: Why Kofi Annan had enough over Syria | Jonathan Steele | Comment is free | The Guardian.
• Battle for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, nears decisive phase
• Fresh clashes reported in Damascus despite regime surge against rebels
• UN General Assembly criticises the Security Council for failing to act
• France to use UN Security Council presidency to push for humanitarian aid
read more: Syria: Fighting continues in Damascus and Aleppo – Saturday 4 August | World news | guardian.co.uk