Syria Rebels Boycott Peace Talks in Russia’s Sochi

Syria's opposition announced its delegation would not participate in Russian peace talks in Sochi resort. "Russia has not succeeded in promoting its conference," the opposition Syrian Negotiations Commission said on its Twitter account. "The SNC has decided not to participate at Sochi after marathon negotiations with the UN and representatives of countries involved in Syria." … Continue reading Syria Rebels Boycott Peace Talks in Russia’s Sochi

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Syria Talks in Geneva Extended Until December 15

The UN’s Syria envoy on Thursday said the eighth round of peace talks in Geneva would continue through the middle of next month. The ongoing round of Syria talks in Geneva which began on Nov. 28 will continue until Dec. 15, Staffan de Mistura told a press conference in the UN at Geneva. There will … Continue reading Syria Talks in Geneva Extended Until December 15

Syrian Delegation Arrives at UN HQ for 2nd Round of Talks With De Mistura

Delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, arrived at UN HQ in Geneva for holding second round of talks with UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, in the framework of the 8th round of the Syrian-Syrian talks. On Wednesday, delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic held the 1st session … Continue reading Syrian Delegation Arrives at UN HQ for 2nd Round of Talks With De Mistura

UNSC Urges All Syrian Parties to Participate in Geneva Peace Talks

The UN Security Council on Monday urged all Syrian parties to actively participate in the Geneva political process without preconditions and to support efforts to ensure its success. Sebastiano Cardi, President of the Security Council, told reporters after closed-door consultations on Syria that the council reiterated that a political solution must be forged through the … Continue reading UNSC Urges All Syrian Parties to Participate in Geneva Peace Talks

Tillerson, Russian Ambassador Discuss Anti-ISIS Efforts, Syria Talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov met to discuss defeating the Islamic State terrorist group (also referred to as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh in Arabic) in Syria and reaffirmed their commitment to the Geneva peace process, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said. "The two also discussed … Continue reading Tillerson, Russian Ambassador Discuss Anti-ISIS Efforts, Syria Talks

Iran, Russia Discuss Syria Peace Talks

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari and Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev in a meeting in Astana discussed the latest developments of Syria. During the meeting in Kazakhstan's capital on Monday, Jaberi Ansari and Lavrentiev reviewed the ways for peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis. The meeting between the senior Iranian … Continue reading Iran, Russia Discuss Syria Peace Talks

New Round of Syria Talks Begins in Astana

Astana-format talks bring together three ceasefire guarantor states — Russia, Turkey and Iran — as well as the Syrian sides (the government and the opposition), the United Nations team and two observer states — Jordan and the United States. The Russian delegation is headed by special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and also includes … Continue reading New Round of Syria Talks Begins in Astana