Macron Hopes Russia Bring Damascus To Talks With Opposition

French President Emanuel Macron said Russia has to bring Damascus to the negotiating table to work out the inclusive and sustainable resolve with the opposition, the USA, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which is to boost the direct dialogue between the Syrian conflict sides. Talking about Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin canton controlled by the Kurdish … Continue reading Macron Hopes Russia Bring Damascus To Talks With Opposition

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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’

Syrian Rebels Meeting in Riyadh End With Nothing

The Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday ended without any agreement as Moscow didn't agree on any changes to President Bashar Assad’s rule or altering of the current Syrian constitution. At the same time a partial agreement between the opposition delegations and the Cairo side regarding some issues was made. Russia's delegation also made … Continue reading Syrian Rebels Meeting in Riyadh End With Nothing

Holding Syria Talks in Doha Difficult After Diplomatic Row

Qatar's initiative to create a new platform to Syrian conflict resolution in Doha is a very difficult issue due to serious diplomatic problems. Qatar's desire to help in Syria crisis settlement could be welcomed, but it would be difficult to turn Doha into a new platform for talks due to a strained political situation around … Continue reading Holding Syria Talks in Doha Difficult After Diplomatic Row

Russia’s FM: Kurds’ Aspirations To Express Via Referendum

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that Russia and the Kurds of Iraq have strong historical ties that go back decades and that Moscow makes sure its ties with Iraqi Kurdistan do not have a negative impact on anyone else, particularly the Iraqi central government. The Russian Foreign Minister says that Kurds—like all other peoples … Continue reading Russia’s FM: Kurds’ Aspirations To Express Via Referendum

US-Russia De-Escalation Zones Cooperation Progressing

According to the reports, the United States and Russia may announce a second ceasefire deal on Syria, covering Homs and Eastern Ghouta, around mid-August after expert Russia-US consultations in one of the European capitals. "We are in close contact with the US colleagues on the topic of de-escalation zones, on the topic of the Astana … Continue reading US-Russia De-Escalation Zones Cooperation Progressing

Ambassador: Current Round Of Geneva Talks Is Off To A Better Start

Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister (2005-2011) comment on the situation in Syria. We believe the current round of Geneva talks is off to a better start due to the participation of all the main opposition platforms – the Riyadh, Moscow, and Cairo groups. The constitutional … Continue reading Ambassador: Current Round Of Geneva Talks Is Off To A Better Start