Staffan de Mistura the new Syria envoy - diplomats

2014-07-10 11:29

Veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been chosen by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international point man on Syria, diplomats say.

Syria welcomes UN envoy exit

2014-05-14 20:54

Syria has welcomed the resignation of UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, as hopes for a resumption of peace talks dimmed.

Russia: Syria govt right to focus on 'terrorism''

2014-02-17 21:28

Russia says that blame for the lack of progress at Syrian talks must be placed on either side and that President Assad's was "completely justified" in his efforts to make "terrorism" a top priority.

Syria foes set to end talks, little progress

2014-01-31 10:37

Syria's warring sides are expected to wrap up their first peace talks without concrete progress on ending violence, a political transition or ensuring humanitarian aid.

Syria talks in deadlock over Assad

2014-01-28 12:53

Syrian peace talks are due to resume in Geneva with the warring sides deadlocked over the explosive issue of transferring power from President Bashar Assad's government.

No face-to-face meeting in Syrian peace talks

2014-01-24 19:03

Direct talks have been scrapped between Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and the Western-backed opposition that wants to overthrow him.

UN bids to bring Syria warring sides together

2014-01-24 08:09

UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has met Syria's warring sides behind closed doors to lay the groundwork for direct talks after the first day of a peace conference ended in bitter exchanges.

Kerry, Lavrov discuss Syria peace talks

2014-01-13 12:11

US diplomat John Kerry will meet Sergei Lavrov, after trying to entice Syrian rebels into the Geneva peace talks by vowing to exclude Bashar Assad's regime from any future transition government.

Kerry aims to ease Saudi concerns over Syria

2013-11-04 08:43

John Kerry has been seeking to repair ties with Saudi Arabia over the Syrian conflict and Iran, after making his first visit to Egypt since the ousting of President Morsi.

Israeli jets strike Syria

2013-11-01 07:43

Israel has carried out an air strike on a Syrian military installation to stop a shipment to Hezbollah, reports note Syria's chemical weapons has been placed under seal.


Syria becoming 'another Somalia' - UN envoy

2014-06-09 08:02

Former UN envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that the war-torn country is heading toward becoming "another Somalia" ruled by warlords, in an interview published in a German weekly.

Arab summit calls for political solution in Syria

2014-03-26 19:28

Arab leaders have called for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, although the Syrian opposition had asked for "sophisticated" arms to tip the balance of power.

Syria: US created 'negative climate' at talks

2014-02-17 07:16

Syria's foreign minister has accused the US of creating a "negative climate" for dialogue at the second round of peace talks in Geneva.

Talks resume to evacuate Homs civilians

2014-01-28 14:58

The governor of the central Syrian province of Homs says a UN official is in contact with opposition fighters in besieged neighborhoods of its capital to allow the evacuations of civilians.

Talks intensify amid push for Assad ousting

2014-01-27 08:03

A Syrian peace conference in Geneva is expected to intensify as talks turn to political questions and the opposition presses for the ouster of President Bashar Assad.

Syria warring sides to talk, little hope

2014-01-24 10:27

Syria's warring sides are due to hold their first talks aimed at stemming the country's bloodshed, in what are likely to be long and difficult negotiations with little hope of success.

No compromise at day 2 of Syria talks

2014-01-23 10:29

Syria's peace conference has moved into a second day with the warring sides showing no willingness to compromise as global powers seek to engineer talks on ending the bloodshed.

Iran says nuke talks will be very difficult

2013-11-07 14:02

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stated that talks which kick off in Geneva with world powers about his country's disputed nuclear programme will be very difficult.

Brahimi is 'one-eyed, many-tongued'

2013-11-02 17:00

Syria's government newspaper has called the UN-Arab envoy Lakhdar Brahimi "one-eyed and many tongued", a day after he left Damascus on a trip aimed at building consensus for a peace conference.

Assad says Syrians will decide on peace talks

2013-10-31 13:33

President Bashar Assad has insisted in a meeting with visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that Syrians alone will decide on the fate of the Geneva peace talks.

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