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West, Middle East powers warn against Syria election

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 00:49

Eleven Western and Middle Eastern powers on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against holding elections, saying that the vote would have no credibility amid the country`s brutal civil war.

Ban Ki-moon wants Russia, Iran to push Syria over peace talks

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 03:28

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said Russia and Iran should pressure their ally in Damascus to re-start peace talks aimed at ending the three-year Syrian civil war.

US created `negative climate` during Geneva peace talks: Syria

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 09:57

A day after the second round of peace talks in Geneva concluded with the government and opposition failing to reach a consensus, Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has accused US of creating a “negative climate” during the discussion.

More than 130,000 dead since start of Syria conflict: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 20:26

More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria nearly three years ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria opposition fails to name team for Geneva II

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 18:03

The exiled Syrian opposition has failed to name its delegation to the planned Geneva II conference, a Syrian Foreign Ministry source was cited by local al-Watan newspaper as saying.

Syria jihadists torturing, killing detainees: Amnesty

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 09:46

Amnesty International accused an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria of abducting, torturing and killing detainees at secret prisons in areas under its control.

Syria talks in Geneva `vehicle for peaceful tansition`: Ban Ki-moon

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 13:55

For the first time in nearly three years of civil war that has been plaguing the country, Syrian government and the opposition will meet on the negotiating table on January 22 in Geneva, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Syrian delegation to visit Moscow for Geneva II talks

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 15:44

A Syrian delegation will visit Moscow on November 18 for talks on preparations for the Geneva II peace conference on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

No military solution to Syrian conflict: US

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 13:13

Insisting that there is "no military solution" to the conflict in Syria, a top US administration official said that a political solution will not emerge spontaneously in the war-torn country.

Envoy pushes Syria peace talks as UN warns of child hunger

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 14:29

The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria has said no peace conference will be possible without the Syrian opposition, as the United Nations warned of rising malnutrition among children trapped in battle zones.

Syria envoy says no peace talks without opposition

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 15:22

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said that a proposed Geneva peace conference to end the war in Syria could not be held without the participation of the opposition.

Russian PM sees Syria peace talks by end of year

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 15:20

Russia hopes an international peace conference on Syria will be held before the end of this year, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.