syria peace talks

U.N. Envoy Sees Continued U.S. Work to End Syria War

BERLIN, Nov 25 – The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria on Thursday said U.S. President Barack Obama could well keep working until his last day in office to end the war in Syria, and Russia did not want to be held responsible for the demolition of eastern Aleppo. “I would never underestimate an outgoing U.S.

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Kerry says Syria Peace Efforts must Continue Despite Break with Russia

BRUSSELS, Oct 4  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Russia on Tuesday for its “irresponsible and profoundly ill-advised decision” to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said efforts to end the war in Syria must continue, in spite of the U.S. decision to break off talks with Moscow. “I want to be clear

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U.N. Urges U.S.-Russia Deal on Syria, Cautious on Russian Aleppo Plan

GENEVA, July 28 – U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia and the United States on Thursday to work together in reducing the fighting in Syria, saying that failure of their cooperation plan would have a very negative impact on planned peace talks. U.S. and Russian military officials were coming to Geneva to

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Syrian Government Says Ready for Further Peace Talks: State Media

BEIRUT, July 24 – Syria’s government said on Sunday it was ready for further peace talks with the opposition and that it was intent on a political solution to the five-year conflict. “Syria … is ready to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions … and without foreign interference, with the support of the United

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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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Date of New Geneva Syria Talks Unclear Amid Conflicting Reports

MOSCOW/GENEVA, April 27 – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted on Wednesday as saying Syria peace talks would resume in Geneva on May 10, but a spokeswoman for the U.N. special envoy on Syria said no date had yet been fixed. The RIA news agency had reported Bogdanov’s comments earlier on Wednesday, but

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Syrian Gov’t Says Assad’s Future Not Up For Discussion

AMMAN, April 19 – The Syrian government’s chief negotiator said President Bashar Al Assad’s future was not up for discussion at peace talks, underlining the bleak prospects for reviving U.N.-led negotiations postponed by the opposition. Bashar Ja’afari, speaking to Lebanese TV station Al Mayadeen, also said his team was pushing for an expanded government as

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Syrian Rebels Declare New Battle Against Government

BEIRUT, April 18 – Rebels launched a fierce attack against Syrian government forces in Latakia province on Monday and insurgents made separate advances nearby in Hama, a monitoring group reported, as violence escalated in the west of the country. The fighting, which has also increased around the northern city of Aleppo and seen heavy government

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