The EU to Host the Second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

The European Union will organise a second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in spring 2018. This was announced yesterday by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during a high-level event on the Syria crisis, hosted by the EU in the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York and … Continue reading The EU to Host the Second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

Geneva Talks Must Resume to Keep Syria Intact, Warn UN and EU

The United Nations envoy for Syria and the EU foreign affairs commissioner warned that the Geneva talks on a political agreement to end the conflict must resume to ensure that the country does not end up partitioned. Speaking a high level panel at the UN General Assembly, Staffan de Mistura said that progress in establishing … Continue reading Geneva Talks Must Resume to Keep Syria Intact, Warn UN and EU

Russian Foreign Minister: US is “An Uninvited Guest” in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said that the United States is an uninvited guest in Syria, RIA Novosti reported. "We confirmed our position that, despite the recognition of the presence of the American coalition in Syria, it is still an uninvited guest," Lavrov told reporters … Continue reading Russian Foreign Minister: US is “An Uninvited Guest” in Syria

France’s Macron: No “Efficient” Solution in Syria Without Iran

The French president underlined the role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in war-torn country without the Islamic Republic. “If we do not resolve the Syrian problem with Iran around the table, then we will not have an efficient response, because Iran today … Continue reading France’s Macron: No “Efficient” Solution in Syria Without Iran

UN International Meeting on Syria to be Held on September 21

A high-level international meeting on Syria will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on September 21, on the sidelines of the General Assembly General Debate, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said in an interview with TASS. "An international meeting on the Syrian crisis will take place on September … Continue reading UN International Meeting on Syria to be Held on September 21

Qatar’s FM: We Confirm Commitment to Political Settlement in Syria

Doha confirms its commitment to finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis based on the global community’s decisions, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said following talks with his Russian counterpart on Wednesday. "We have thoroughly discussed the Syrian crisis," he said. "We confirm Qatar’s position which supports the political transition period in compliance … Continue reading Qatar’s FM: We Confirm Commitment to Political Settlement in Syria

Syria: Talks Should Address ‘Disappeared’

International backers of negotiations to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that any transitional process includes a robust independent body to investigate thousands of “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations designated August 30 as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness about enforced disappearances around the … Continue reading Syria: Talks Should Address ‘Disappeared’