Regime-tolerated Syria opposition to travel to Moscow

A delegation of Syrian dissidents tolerated by President Bashar al-Assad's regime will travel to Russia this week for meetings with officials, days after government members discussed a new peace process there.

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN Syria mediator: Diplomats

Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former UN special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria`s civil war, diplomats said on Wednesday.

De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria envoy: Diplomats

Staffan de Mistura, a veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat who has served previously in Afghanistan and Iraq, is to become the new UN envoy to Syria, diplomats said on wednesday.

Italian Dy FM meets Khurshid on marines issue

Italian Deputy FM Staffan de Mistura met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday to discuss developments in the case related to the marines.

Italy wants special court to try marines in India

Italy on Friday said it was important to suspend the diplomatic assurance on sending back its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen, as it needed to obtain assurances from India that the soldiers won`t face death penalty.

Top UN official for Afghanistan arrives in Kabul

The new UN mission chief for Afghanistan arrived in Kabul to take over the reins of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).