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Russia, US move centrestage at Syria talks

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 21:34

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.

Russia says draft of new Syria resolution `absolutely unacceptable`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:18

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

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:09

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.

Brahimi wants resumption of Syria talks on Feb 10

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 09:20

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

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:50

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.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 22:59

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.

Russia says Iran`s absence from Syria talks is a mistake, not a catastrophe

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:14

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday it was a mistake for UN chief Ban Ki-moon to withdraw an invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria, but did not see it as a catastrophe.

Eyeing Syria talks, Iran may put Assad ties in play

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 00:48

For weeks, American officials have lobbied to exclude Iran from the Geneva talks on the Syrian conflict in late January.

Aleppo bombing kills hundreds, threatening Syria talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 14:18

Syrian warplanes have killed more than 330 people in a nine-day bombing campaign, with the US condemning the "indiscriminate" assault and the opposition National Coalition saying it will not attend planned peace talks if it continues.

Iran says Zarif, Brahimi discuss Syria talks

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 15:06

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed the Syria crisis after negotiators failed to agree on Tehran`s role in upcoming talks, the ministry said on Saturday.

Russia `ready to host` Syria regime, opposition for talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 19:36

Russia is ready to host informal talks between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s government and the opposition, a media report quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying today.

Key Syria talks to open in London

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:56

The "Friends of Syria" group of Western and Arab foreign ministers meets in London today hoping to persuade opposition leaders to attend a planned peace conference in Geneva next month.