UN chief `convinced` Syria peace talks are best way forward

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is convinced that Geneva peace talks are the best way to resolve the Syrian conflict and urges all sides to return to the table, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Kerry reaffirms US commitment to Syria peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday reaffirmed his country`s commitment to the Geneva process and called for more efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict, Xinhua reported.

UN mediator says sorry as Syria peace talks fail again

The second round negotiations of the Geneva-II international conference on Syria collapsed without achieving tangible results on Saturday, said UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.

Syria peace talks break off, no new date set: Brahimi

A second round of peace talks between Syria`s warring sides broke off Saturday without making any progress and without a date being set for a third round, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said.

Syria peace talks not making much progress, says envoy

Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are not making much progress, international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Tuesday after a face-to-face meeting of the warring parties in Geneva.

Second-round Syria peace talks bog down in bitterness

Second round of peace talks between Syrian government and opposition bogged down in recriminations about who was responsible for escalating violence that has killed hundreds in the past few days.

Syria peace talks to focus on prisoners

Syria`s regime and opposition are expected to discuss prisoner releases at a second day of face-to-face peace talks in Geneva on Sunday.

Regime threatens to quit troubled Syria peace talks

Syria`s regime threatened to quit peace talks in Geneva on Friday as UN-backed efforts to bring the country`s warring sides together stumbled on their first day.

No hint of compromise as Syria peace talks enter day two

Syria`s peace conference moved into a second day today with the warring sides showing no willingness to compromise as global powers seek to engineer head-to-head talks on ending the bloodshed.

UN chief`s bungled Iran invitation hurts his role

Ban Ki-moon made a rare effort at solo diplomacy when he invited Iran to join this week`s Syria peace talks, but it backfired.

Syria missile attack kills 10 as peace talks open

A missile attack on Wednesday on an opposition area in northern Syria killed 10 people, including five children and three women.

Syria talks `will not be simple, will not be quick`: Lavrov

Efforts to broker a peace settlement for Syria will be neither simple nor quick, but a peace conference marks a historic opportunity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

Syria foes clash over Assad, atrocities at first meeting

Syria`s government and opposition, meeting for the first time at a UN peace conference, angrily spelled out their hostility on Wednesday as world powers also offered sharply divergent views on forcing out Bashar al-Assad.

Iran`s Rouhani doubts Syria peace talks will succeed

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday cast doubts on the chances of success in Syrian peace talks, after his country excluded from the conference, Mehr news agency reported.

Syria peace talks begin in Switzerland amid muted expectations

The crucial Syria peace talks began, Wednesday, in this picturesque town on Lake Geneva amid little hope of a real breakthrough to end the years of bloodshed in the Middle Eastern country.

Vatican to take part in Syria peace talks

The Vatican is sending a delegation to the Syria peace talks due to start in Switzerland today, a spokesman said, following repeated calls by Pope Francis for an immediate ceasefire.

Rescinding invitation to Iran a mistake: Russia

The UN chief`s decision to rescind the invitation to Iran to join this week`s Syria peace talks was a mistake but not a catastrophe, Russia`s foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Snubbed Iran doubts success of Syria peace talks

The chances of Syria peace talks in Switzerland succeeding without the participation of Damascus ally Iran are "not that great", a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.

Syrian opposition divided over Geneva II peace talks?

It seems that trouble is reportedly brewing in Syrian opposition ahead of crucial peace talks due to take place in Switzerland on Wednesday.

UN invite to Iran sparks Syria peace talks storm

The United Nations invited Iran to attend this week`s Syria peace conference, provoking a pull-out threat from the opposition and a warning from the United States.