New Geneva Talks On Syria May Start Political Transition Period

The upcoming round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva is considered to start the period of political transition in the country, and opposition forces are likely to accept President Bashar Assad's staying in power during this period. The political transition period is supposed to last from 9 to 12 months, but it actually can continue until … Continue reading New Geneva Talks On Syria May Start Political Transition Period

New Round of Astana Talks on Syria Scheduled for July 4-5

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the next round of talks on Syria in Kazakh capital, Astana, is scheduled for July 4-5. The next round of talks on Syria in Kazakh capital, Astana, is scheduled for July 4-5, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Tuesday. "We are now preparing for this … Continue reading New Round of Astana Talks on Syria Scheduled for July 4-5

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

Russia, Iran, Turkey Sign Agreement on Creation of Syria Safe Zones

Ceasefire guarantor states Russia, Iran and Turkey have adopted a memorandum on the creation of four security zones in Syria, during peace talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The de-escalation zones were earlier proposed by Russia. They are aimed at separating extremist groups, including ISIS terrorists and Al-Nusra Front, from the moderate opposition. Some … Continue reading Russia, Iran, Turkey Sign Agreement on Creation of Syria Safe Zones

Syrian Opposition Group to Return to Astana Talks

Syria's main opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), will return Thursday to the talks on settling the Syrian conflict which are being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, reports say. A diplomatic source told Reuters in Astana that the rebel delegation had not yet arrived at the venue. The fourth round of the negotiations … Continue reading Syrian Opposition Group to Return to Astana Talks

Syrian Opposition Confirms Participation in Astana Talks

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said that the Syrian opposition has confirmed its participation in talks on Syria settlement, set to take place this week in Astana. The Syrian opposition has confirmed its participation in talks on Syria settlement, set to take place this week in Astana, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. "Yes, participation of the opposition … Continue reading Syrian Opposition Confirms Participation in Astana Talks

What Prevents New Dialogue on Syrian Constitution In Astana and Geneva?

The preparations for the next meetings on Syria in Astana and Geneva scheduled for May, are gaining momentum. Politicians continue to express their views on the process of the six-year conflict’s peaceful settlement. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, in particular, called on all the parties interested in resolving the situation in … Continue reading What Prevents New Dialogue on Syrian Constitution In Astana and Geneva?