If Russia and China are looking for a way out, Annan just might give it to them.
That Putin talked of a ceasefire is a useful opening for Annan.
Annan will take with him to Damascus support from virtually every capital that matters.
The Annan plan, like the failed Arab League plan, contains no timetable for implementation.
Most significant of all, al-Assad himself signaled that he was willing to go along with the Annan plan.
As soon as he had received his pay, Richard set off for Liverpool, from whence he proceeded by steam to Annan.
In 1814, Carlyle obtained the mathematical tutorship at Annan.
He was too shy and proud to see many of the Annan people, and found his chief solace in reading such books as he could get.
After leaving Annan, however, disaster at once overtook him.
He was a native of Annan, five years older than Carlyle, and he had spent some time in preaching and preparing for the ministry.