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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Aleppo bombing kills hundreds, threatening Syria talks

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

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.

Key Syria talks to open in London

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.

New tripartite talks on Syria to be held in Geneva

A new session of tripartite talks on Syria involving Russia, the US and the UN will take place Tuesday in Geneva, deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey said.