Syria talks

UNSC urges Syrian parties to attend Geneva peace talks

UNSC urges Syrian parties to attend Geneva peace talks

The UN Security Council has urged all Syrian parties to actively participate in the Geneva political process without preconditions and to support efforts to ensure its success.

Nov 28, 2017, 07:36 AM IST
Syria talks in Astana and Geneva 'not competing': Turkey

Syria talks in Astana and Geneva 'not competing': Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin, alongside Iran and Turkey, has stepped up diplomatic and military initiatives focused on Syria in recent months.

Nov 28, 2017, 06:45 AM IST

Syria talks in Geneva postponed from Feb 8 until end of the month: Lavrov

UN-hosted negotiations on the Syrian conflict planned for February 8 in Geneva have been postponed until the end of that month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Jan 27, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Iran President Hassan Rouhani welcomes peace talks on Syria

Iran President Hassan Rouhani welcomes peace talks on Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday welcomed the imminent peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan.

Jan 02, 2017, 06:50 AM IST
Russia, Iran, Turkey reach agreement on Syria peace talks, back expanding ceasefire in country

Russia, Iran, Turkey reach agreement on Syria peace talks, back expanding ceasefire in country

Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to guarantee Syria peace talks and backed expanding a ceasefire in the war-torn country, the Russian foreign minister said after talks with counterparts.

Dec 20, 2016, 23:01 PM IST

John Kerry calls Lavrov despite freeze on Syria talks

Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart to talk about the fighting in Syria on Wednesday, two days after Washington suspended contacts on reviving a ceasefire there.

Oct 06, 2016, 01:35 AM IST

Russia says `regrets` US decision to suspend Syria talks

Russia`s foreign ministry on Monday said it regretted a decision by the United States to suspend talks on a Syria ceasefire, saying Washington was trying to shift responsibility for the failure onto Moscow.

Oct 04, 2016, 00:49 AM IST

Member states 'very closely coordinating' to launch Syria talks in New York: UN chief

Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told Xinhua that "that is his expectation. It is not an official announcement. You have to ask the US. We cannot officially confirm it, just yet".

Dec 04, 2015, 04:57 AM IST

Syria talks result in 'concrete calendar' leading to polls'

Top diplomats from 17 countries and three organisations had agreed they would aim for a first meeting between Syrian regime.

Nov 14, 2015, 23:21 PM IST
Iran to join Syria talks as diplomatic push gains pace

Iran to join Syria talks as diplomatic push gains pace

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will join key players in the Syria crisis -- including Russia, the United States and Saudi Arabia -- in Vienna on Friday.

Oct 29, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Russia hosts Syria talks but key opposition absent

Talks on ending the Syrian civil war open in Moscow on Monday, but with key opposition figures absent, little progress is expected on resolving the shifting conflict.

Apr 06, 2015, 09:05 AM IST

Moscow hosts Syria talks, little hope of breakthrough

Syrian opposition figures met in Moscow on Monday as part of a new Russia-coordinated bid to wind down the war in Syria, but few held out any hope of a breakthrough.

Jan 26, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

Little hope of breakthrough as Russia hosts Syria talks

Russia plans to bring together members of the Syrian regime and opposition in a new push to resuscitate talks on ending the country`s nearly four-year civil war, although hopes of a breakthrough are slim.

Jan 24, 2015, 07:47 AM IST

Syrian opposition chief opens high-level talks in US

US Secretary of State John Kerry has stood side-by-side with Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba in a public show of support, but made no mention of the rebels` plea for heavy weapons to help end the war.

May 09, 2014, 09:03 AM IST

Russia, US move centrestage at Syria talks

UN`s mediator on the Syria conflict was to meet high-level Russian and US diplomats in Geneva in hope of breathing new life into the flagging peace talks.

Feb 13, 2014, 21:34 PM IST

Russia says draft of new Syria resolution `absolutely unacceptable`

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a draft of a new humanitarian resolution on Syria was "absolutely unacceptable."

Feb 11, 2014, 15:18 PM IST

Syria`s warring sides meet for talks in Geneva: UN

Syria`s government and opposition sat down Tuesday for their first face-to-face talks this month, at a session chaired by joint UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations said.

Feb 11, 2014, 15:09 PM IST

Brahimi wants resumption of Syria talks on Feb 10

The UN mediator for talks between the Syrian government and the opposition Friday called for a resumption of talks Feb 10.

Feb 01, 2014, 09:20 AM IST

Iran`s absence from Syria talks won`t impact nuke deal: US

The United States said Wednesday that Iran`s absence from Syria peace talks would have no impact on the nuclear deal being brokered between Tehran and world powers.

Jan 23, 2014, 12:50 PM IST

Iran accuses Ban Ki-moon of bowing to pressure on Syria talks

Iran on Tuesday accused UN chief Ban Ki-moon of bowing to outside pressure to rescind Tehran`s invitation to a peace conference on Syria.

Jan 21, 2014, 22:59 PM IST