Syria’s Kurds Work All The Angles For Autonomy

Outside the headlines, something remarkable is going on in Syria. The Kurds, making a long-term play for an autonomous region, seem to have decided that their best bet is to buy it from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. And the US is signaling that it may be on-board -- a startling reflection of its pro-Russian, anti-Turkish … Continue reading Syria’s Kurds Work All The Angles For Autonomy

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Rebels’ HNC Criticizes UN Envoy’s Proposal on Mechanism for Syrian Constitution Talks

Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee (HNC) has provided a written reply to the proposal of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on creation of a consultative mechanism for constitutional matters, criticizing almost every point of the envoy's paper and requiring clarifications. The HNC submitted their reply to de Mistura on Wednesday evening and … Continue reading Rebels’ HNC Criticizes UN Envoy’s Proposal on Mechanism for Syrian Constitution Talks

Saudi Arabia Thanks Kazakhstan for its Position on Syria

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with Saudi State Minister of Persian-Arab Gulf Affairs Samer Al-Sabhan, Kazinform correspondent reports citing Akorda. The sides discussed the current state and prospects of further cooperation of the two countries. The Kazakh President drew attention to weighty results of his official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Thanks Kazakhstan for its Position on Syria

Syrian Opposition Discuss Political Process With Russia

The main opposition group at ongoing UN-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva met Russia’s deputy foreign minister on Wednesday. Speaking after the meeting with Gennady Gatilov, a spokesman for the Syrian High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Salim al-Muslat, told reporters: "The discussion had two aspects: political and humanitarian. We talked about our concerns to push this … Continue reading Syrian Opposition Discuss Political Process With Russia