Fresh Syria Peace Talks Off To Another Stumbling Start

Syria peace talks hosted by the United Nations in Geneva spawned a new series of meetings on Thursday with no hint of tangible progress toward a deal to end the six-year-old civil war. U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura had promised a refreshingly brisk pace of business-like meetings over a short four-day round, with new elections, … Continue reading Fresh Syria Peace Talks Off To Another Stumbling Start

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Syrian Rivals Weigh UN Plan for New Constitution

Rival Syrian delegations on Wednesday (May 17) weighed a UN proposal on developing a new constitution for the war-ravaged country, as a new round of peace talks entered a second day. The sixth round of UN-backed negotiations in Geneva is the latest drive to bring a political solution to the conflict which has claimed more … Continue reading Syrian Rivals Weigh UN Plan for New Constitution

Iran to Attend Astana Talks on Syria

The next high-level international meeting on Syria will be held on March 14-15 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, and Russia, Turkey and Iran have confirmed their participation, Kazakh Foreign Ministry announced. The peace talks will be attended by high-ranking officials from Russia, Turkey and Iran, the ministry said in a press statement. Invitations have … Continue reading Iran to Attend Astana Talks on Syria