Walid Al Moualem

Syria Peace Talks Set to Struggle Despite Foreign Pressure

BEIRUT/GENEVA, March 14 – Syria peace talks due to begin in Geneva this week look set to struggle, with the sides showing no sign of compromise over the issue at the heart of the five-year-long conflict: the future of President Bashar Al Assad. The U.N.-led talks getting under way on Monday with U.S. and Russian

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Gov’t and Opposition Far Apart Over Assad Before Syria Peace Talks

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, March 13 – Syria‘s government on Saturday ruled out any discussion of the fate of the presidency at peace talks this week, just as the lead opposition negotiator said a political transition could not even start unless Bashar Al Assad was no longer president. The statements reflected the huge challenges facing diplomats as they

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