Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria

The Syrian foreign ministry Wednesday hailed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura who replaced Lakhdar Brahimi as the new UN envoy to Syria.

Iraq hits militants as Brahimi blames neglect of Syria

Iraq on Sunday said it had "regained the initiative" against militants who seized vast swathes of territory, as former UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi blamed the crisis on global neglect of Syria`s civil war.

Syria welcomes UN envoy exit as peace hopes dim

Syria welcomed Wednesday the resignation of UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, as hopes for a resumption of peace talks dimmed ahead of a controversial election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office.

UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi resigns: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi as the joint United Nations-Arab League Special Representative on the Syria crisis, terming it a "tragedy for the Syrian people" and a "failure" for the United Nations.

UN concerned for Syrian civilians trapped in Homs

Members of the UN Security Council expressed what they called grave concern over the plight of Syrian civilians caught in fighting in the old quarter of Homs in Syria, the council`s president said.

Peace envoy Brahimi visits Syria ally Iran

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in Tehran today for talks on the Syria crisis with top Iranian officials, media reports said.

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

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.

UN deputy envoy to Syria wants to quit post: Spokesman

The Damascus representative of UN-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has asked to quit his post, a UN spokesman said.

John Kerry seeks political solution in Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday appealed to international parties to work towards a political solution to the Syria conflict after the peace talks ended last weekend with no concrete progress.

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

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.

Geneva II peace talks haven`t failed: Syria

Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Sunday that the second round of talks in the Geneva II conference hasn`t failed, media reports said.

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.

Geneva-II second round concludes without results

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

Syria crisis: Geneva II talks extended in an attempt to break deadlock

The final round of talks between the warring sides in Syria will take place on Saturday morning in an attempt to end the deadlock on the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Russia must press the Syrian regime on peace talks: US

Russia must push Damascus to seriously engage in peace talks in Geneva, a US official said today as a second negotiation round appeared to be fizzling out with no sign of progress.

US agonises over Syria but sees no new options

The United States admits the situation in "crumbling" Syria is an "apocalyptic disaster".

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.

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.

Aid mission in Syria`s Homs extended as talks resume

A truce that has allowed the evacuation of hundreds of civilians from besieged districts of Syria`s Homs was extended for three days but fresh peace talks in Switzerland bogged down on Tuesday in mutual recriminations.

UN sets sights on fresh Syria talks from February 10

The UN aims to bring Syria`s warring sides back to the negotiating table from February 10, mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Friday, despite a regime vow not to give any ground.