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Syrian Opposition Negotiator Quits After Peace Talks’ Failure

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, May 29 – The chief peace negotiator of Syria’s mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the U.N.- backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement and to ease the plight of Syrians living in besieged rebel-held areas. Mohammed Alloush, who is also the representative

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Damascus Rejects Any Discussion of Presidency at Talks

BEIRUT, March 12 – The Syrian government said on Saturday it would not discuss presidential elections at peace talks or hold talks with any party wishing to discuss the question of the presidency, as it confirmed its participation in U.N.-led peace talks next week. “We will not talk to anyone who talks about the position of

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Syrian Kurds: Left Out

For Syrian Kurds, the future seems uncertain BY Mohammed A. Salih The exclusion of Syria’s powerful Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) from recent Syria peace talks in Geneva shocked the Kurdish community and baffled observers. It also cast into doubt the nature of the otherwise seemingly growing relationship between the United States and the PYD

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Syria Peace Talks Hinge on Envoy’s Answers

BEIRUT/GENEVA/PARIS, Jan 27 – The Syrian opposition is awaiting clarification on key points from the United Nations before deciding whether to attend peace negotiations planned for Friday. The Syrian government has already agreed to join the talks that U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura hopes to convene in an indirect format in Geneva with the aim

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Syrian Opposition’s Manna Says No Peace Talks Without Kurds

By Cecile Mantovani LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan 27 – The co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Council, Haytham Manna, on Wednesday he would not take part in peace talks in Geneva unless two Kurdish leaders, Saleh Muslim and Ilham Ahmed, were also invited to participate. “I’ll go with my friends or not (at all). There is no

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Syria Ready to Participate in Geneva Peace Talks

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 24- Syria is ready to take part in peace talks in Geneva and hopes that the dialogue will help it form a national unity government, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Thursday during a visit to Beijing. The U.N. Security Council last Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an

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