UN envoy “ready to go to Idlib” to help ensure civilian safety amid rising fears of government offensive

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for Syria offered to personally escort residents of Idlib to safety ahead of any attack on the last main opposition-held area in the country, echoing an offer to do the same Read more

Syria: Cooperation of world leaders good for Syria, UN Envoy

UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan De Mistura, acknowledged in an interview with Sputnik that intra-Syrian talks to end the Syrian crisis are progressing. World powers have been concerned about the six-year old war and Mistura is convinced that the Read more

Astana Talks Nearing Adoption of Final Declaration?

“We are not far from a final declaration” despite the “very intense discussions” centered on the cessation of hostilities which is about saving Syrian lives, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said. The talks are being considered as “progressing” by Read more

Syria: Iran against U.S. Participation in Syrian Peace Talks

Peace talks that would begin in Kazakhstan on Monday to end the six-year old Syrian war have begun facing first stumbling blocks following Iran’s objection to the presence of the United States in Astana. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Read more

Syria: Damascus Hails, Rebels Deplore Fall of Aleppo

The Syrian government has described the recapturing of Aleppo as a “victory” that marks “an important turning point” in the country’s more than five-year old war as it looks forward to taking over other rebel-held territories. Rebel groups admitted that Read more

Syria: Aleppo 50 Times Worse that Homs, Genocide Looming; UN Special Envoy

In a desperate plea to save Aleppo from “total destruction,” UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura warned that at the ongoing rate of airstrikes, the situation could be worse than “Homs multiplied by 50.” He said he is Read more

Syria: Dispute of World Powers at UN, Bombing Continues

France and the United Kingdom have joined the tense diplomatic tussle between Russia and the US over Syria at the UN Security Council that has dominated the headlines of this year’s General Assembly. British Ambassador to the UN, Mathew Rycroft Read more

Syria: Bombings Resume as Diplomats Argue at UN

As Russia and the United States continue to disagree at the United Nations on the terms of extending the ceasefire, President Assad announced that the seven-day ceasefire, began on September 12, has ended and launched a new offensive on the Read more

Syria: UN Suspends Aid Supply after Convoy Bombing

The UN Humanitarian aid agency has suspended its activities in Syria after a humanitarian and relief aid convoy was struck by warplanes on Monday night in the Urum al-Kubra area near rebel-held Aleppo. Dozens of people, most of them aid Read more