United Nations - Apr 27, 2012 - 18:40
The United Nations has appointed the Norwegian Major General Robert Mood, a veteran of troublesome truces, to head the force monitoring the faltering ceasefire in Syria.
Mood was understood to be already heading for Damascus when the deadline passed for UN Security Council objections to his nomination by UN leader Ban Ki-moon passed on Friday.
Fifteen monitors are already on the ground, and the UN says 15 more will arrive by Monday. [AFP]