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John Kerry arrives in Geneva for Syria talks with Lavrov

Kerry, who was flying in from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia where he announced a new peace push for conflict-torn Yemen, arrived in the Swiss city shortly yesterday before 10:00 pm (Local Time).

Lavrov, Steinmeier to meet on Ukraine, Syria, says Russia

The Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will meet on Monday to discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, Russia`s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Kremlin dismisses US Democratic email hack claims as `absurd`

The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee`s emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign.

John Kerry says, "Nice attack shows need to speed up work against terror"

John Kerry says, "Nice attack shows need to speed up work against terror"

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told his Russian counterpart in Moscow that the attack in the French city of Nice showed the need to speed up international efforts to tackle terrorism, especially in Syria.

Russian and Turkish FMs hold first meeting since ties repaired

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu for the first time since Moscow and Ankara mended ties.

Russia holds US responsible for delay in Syrian settlement

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that it is the United States and its allies, not Russia, that are responsible for the delay in seeking a peaceful settlement of the Syria crisis.

Fighting against terrorists top priority in Syria: Russian FM

US Secretary of State John Kerry said al-Assad government and his supporters could not end the war without a political solution. 

Syrian conflict in many ways out of control, warns John Kerry

Syrian conflict in many ways out of control, warns John Kerry

Syria's civil war is "in many ways out of control" US Secretary of State John Kerry warned today, vowing to work hard in the "coming hours" to salvage a tattered truce.

Barack Obama to send 250 more special forces, troops to Syria

President Barack Obama on Monday said the US would send up to 250 more special forces and other military personnel to Syria to help rebels fight Islamic State group jihadists.

Syria peace talks to push on until April 27: Negotiators

UN-brokered talks aimed at ending Syria`s brutal conflict will push ahead until April 27, despite the departure of the main opposition group, negotiators said Friday.

Russian foreign minister insists Syria peace talks'not frozen'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today insisted that Syria peace talks in Geneva were "not frozen" despite opposition chiefs walking out.

Lavrov, Kerry say more Russia-US cooperation needed for ensuring truce in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have underscored the need for more cooperation between the two nations aimed at cementing truce in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

US, Russia to meet on Syria truce violations ahead of talks

US and Russian officials were to meet today on Syrian opposition charges of truce violations by the regime but peace talks remain on course, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Kerry tells Lavrov he seeks Syria truce as soon as possible

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged that a ceasefire be agreed as soon as possible in Syria, during a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

World powers agree to end Syria hostilities

World powers agree to end Syria hostilities

World powers today agreed an ambitious plan to cease hostilities in war-torn Syria, but the Munich deal left out the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda's local branch, leaving analysts to doubt its viability.

Kerry, Lavrov to discuss Syria peace talks on Feb 11: Moscow

Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov will meet his American counterpart John Kerry on February 11 to review progress in the Syria peace talks, his office said on Friday.

Rise in Syrian civilian deaths since start of Russian air campaign ''troubling'': US

The United States has seen a "marked and troubling" increase in reports of Syrian civilian casualties since the start of the Russian air campaign on September 30, a concern US Secretary of State John Kerry has raised with Moscow, the State Department said on Tuesday.

Syrian negotiator says opposition wants transition without Assad

Syria`s opposition wants a political transition without President Bashar al-Assad, said Riad Hijab.

Kerry in Paris for allies` meeting on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry held meetings with allies in Paris on Monday over the Syria crisis ahead of possible wider talks in New York later this week.


Turkey, Russia foreign ministers meet for first talks after plane crisis

Foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia met in Belgrade on Thursday in the first high-level bilateral talks since the downing of a Russian warplane.