Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:15
More than half of the 500 women and children trapped in the Syrian city of Homs refuse to be evacuated, saying they fear leaving male relatives behind, activists said Monday.
Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 00:57
The Syrian regime has agreed to allow women and children to leave besieged rebel-held areas of the central city of Homs, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Sunday at peace talks in Geneva.
Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 15:42
Syria`s government and opposition finally met face-to-face on Saturday as difficult UN-sponsored peace talks inched forward in Geneva.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 17:57
UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets Syria`s warring sides behind closed doors on Thursday to gauge if they are willing to sit down face-to-face after the first day of a peace conference ended in bitter exchanges.
Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 01:53
Syria is committed to its key regional ally Iran attending a planned peace conference next month to which it has yet to be invited, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Sunday.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 01:09
US is blocking Iran`s participation at Syria peace conference but the other delegations have been agreed up and will include other regional players such as Saudi Arabia, officials said on Friday.
Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 04:19
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has given Syria`s warring sides until December 27 to name their delegations to planned peace negotiations next month, officials said on Thursday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:07
After a rocky day of talks, diplomats failed on Tuesday to agree on a date to bring Syria`s warring sides back to the negotiating table, the UN`s top envoy for Syria said.
Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 14:29
The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria has said no peace conference will be possible without the Syrian opposition, as the United Nations warned of rising malnutrition among children trapped in battle zones.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 16:19
UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was meeting President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday, the third day of a visit aimed at bringing Syria`s warring parties to the negotiating table.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 08:31
Syria will take part in the upcoming Geneva II international conference, Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem said on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 23:02
UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, in Syria on Tuesday on the most sensitive leg of a regional push for peace talks, has warned of the `Somalisation` of the war-ravaged country.
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