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Fresh round of Syria peace talks begin in Kazakhstan

Fresh round of Syria peace talks begin in Kazakhstan

Syrian rebel and government representatives met in Kazakhstan on Thursday for a fresh round of peace talks under the auspices of Russia, Iran and Turkey.

Syria peace talks start in Astana: Official

Syria peace talks start in Astana: Official

Peace talks gathering the Syrian regime and rebel groups began Monday in the Kazakh capital Astana, although rebels said they would not negotiate face-to-face with the government in the first session. 

Syria peace talks in Astana meant to 'consolidate' ceasefire: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that one of the goals of upcoming Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital was to consolidate the frail truce in the war-torn country. 

Syrian rebels to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan: Officials

Syrian rebels to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan: Officials

Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for implementation of a widely violated ceasefire, rebel officials said on Monday, in a boost for Moscow-led diplomacy.

Syria peace negotiators agree to 'prolong contacts': Lavrov

Washington, Moscow and key regional players who met in Switzerland for Syria peace talks have decided to "prolong contacts", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

Syria opposition says postponement of talks is indefinite

The postponement of Syria peace talks by the opposition is indefinite, with any resumption dependent on "correcting the path of the negotiations" and events on the ground, a senior opposition official said on Tuesday.

Russia, United States agree to speed up Syria peace effort

Russia, United States agree to speed up Syria peace effort

Speaking after a four-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Moscow and Washington would try in the next few days to nudge Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to "make the right decision" about committing fully to peace talks.

UN says aiming to restart Syria peace talks on April 9

The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday he is aiming to restart peace talks on April 9, disregarding a regime request that negotiations not resume until after parliamentary elections set for April 13.

Syria regime digs in on Assad as Hezbollah vows to fight on

Syria`s peace talks hit a fresh impasse over President Bashar al-Assad Monday, as the head of Lebanon`s Hezbollah vowed his Shiite movement would keep fighting alongside the regime until Islamic State jihadists are defeated.

Syria peace talks broaden as pro-Russia opposition meet UN envoy

Peace talks to end Syria's brutal war broadened to include an opposition group close to Moscow, as the UN intensified efforts to find a political solution to the five-year conflict.

Political transition `mother of all issues` in Syria talks: UN envoy

Agreeing on political transition in Syria is the "mother of all issues," the UN envoy for the war-ravaged country said Monday, as a new round of peace talks was to begin.

US, France warn Syria regime as peace talks set to begin

United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura met representatives of both delegations for "informal meetings" ahead of the negotiations.

Russia warns foreign troops risk 'world war' over Syria

Moscow said today it had made a "quite specific" ceasefire proposal for Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich, hoping to revive a floundering peace process amid warnings of a "new world war".

Billions pledged for Syria as tens of thousands flee bombardments

Billions pledged for Syria as tens of thousands flee bombardments

Donor nations pledged on Thursday to give billions of dollars in aid to Syrians as world leaders gathered for a conference to tackle the world`s worst humanitarian crisis, with Turkey reporting a new exodus of tens of thousands fleeing air strikes.

Syria says Saudi, Qatar, Turkey told opposition to quit Geneva talks

The head of the Syrian government`s delegation on Wednesday accused the opposition of wanting to withdraw from peace talks under pressure from regional power

Syria peace talks suspended until February 25, says UN

Syria peace talks suspended until February 25, says UN

The UN special envoy for Syria announced on Wednesday a "temporary pause" until February 25 of troubled talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the country`s brutal civil war.

Syria peace talks suspended until Feb 25

De Mistura said he was asking for the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) of outside countries to convene "as soon as possible."

Syrian opposition begins formal talks with UN

Syria`s main opposition group met formally Monday for the first time with UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva for talks aimed at ending the country`s civil war, an AFP reporter said.

Kerry, Lavrov to discuss Syria peace talks on Feb 11: Moscow

Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov will meet his American counterpart John Kerry on February 11 to review progress in the Syria peace talks, his office said on Friday.

Syria Kurds leave Geneva without peace talks invites: Sources

Syrian Kurdish figures hoping to take part in fragile UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva have left the Swiss city after not receiving invitations to negotiations, sources said on Friday.