Syria foreign minister hospitalised in Beirut

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime`s negotiating team at failed peace talks this year, has been admitted to hospital in neighbouring Lebanon, a medical source said.

Syrian foreign minister says talks `did not fail`

Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem denied Sunday that a second round of peace talks with the opposition had failed, insisting that "important progress" was made in Geneva.

No hint of compromise as Syria peace talks enter day two

Syria`s peace conference moved into a second day today with the warring sides showing no willingness to compromise as global powers seek to engineer head-to-head talks on ending the bloodshed.

Syria peace talks begin in Switzerland amid muted expectations

The crucial Syria peace talks began, Wednesday, in this picturesque town on Lake Geneva amid little hope of a real breakthrough to end the years of bloodshed in the Middle Eastern country.

Syria ready for prisoner swap with rebels: FM Muallem

Syria`s foreign minister said on Friday that Damascus is prepared to exchange prisoners with the rebel camp and would take swift steps towards doing so.

Syria ready to take `series of humanitarian steps`: Lavrov

Russia said on Friday that Syria was ready to take a series of humanitarian steps that would lead to the quicker delivery of assistance to those suffering from the civil war.

Russia denies `hidden agenda` as it talks with Iran, Syria FMs

Russia denied today it had a "hidden agenda" on Syria as it launched a fresh round of crisis diplomacy by hosting the Iranian and Syrian foreign ministers ahead of peace talks in Switzerland.

Syria opposition fails to name team for Geneva II

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 committed to Iran attending peace talks: Minister

Syria is committed to its key regional ally Iran attending a planned peace conference next month to which it has yet to be invited, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Sunday.

Assad`s future not up for discussion: Syria FM

Syria is "comfortable" with a UN Security Council resolution on destroying its chemical weapons and will not discuss the future of President Bashar al-Assad, the country`s foreign minister said today.

Syria says will not hand over power in Geneva talks

Syrian government will not hand over power at talks on a peaceful solution to the country`s conflict in Geneva, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Monday.

Syria to attend Geneva peace conference

Damascus will attend next month`s peace conference in Geneva aimed at helping resolve the country`s crisis, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said.

US, allies supporting terrorism in Syria: Walid Muallem

Speaking during the UN General Assembly meet, Syria`s foreign minister Walid Muallem accused the United States and its allies on Monday of supporting terrorism in Syria, according to the BBC.

Syrian diplomat in Moscow seeking Russia`s support

Syria`s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem was in Moscow Tuesday for talks in a bid to persuade Russia to maintain support for the Damascus regime even as hopes for a UN-backed peace plan slipped away.

Syria seeks to engage Iran, West in `constructive` talks

Syria is determined to help its
ally Iran and the West engage in a "constructive" dialogue
over Tehran`s contested nuclear programme, Syrian Foreign
Minister Walid Muallem said on Saturday.