Syria: Russia, US and UN to discuss Syria in Geneva

Senior Russian, American and United Nations officials are expected to meet in Geneva next week to discuss the war in Syria and special envoy Staffan de Mistura’s spokeswoman Jessy Chahine said “our hope is that any discussions on Syria will Read more

Syria: Rebel Coalition Group Demands Ramadan Ceasefire

Basma Kodmani, a delegate of the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC) composed of Syrian opposition groups, said Coordinator Riad Hijab of the HNC has addressed a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for a truce during Ramadan. Read more

Syria: Opposition Coalition’s Chief Negotiator Resigns

Chief Negotiator Mohammed Alloush of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC,) a Syrian opposition coalition, twitted on Sunday that he was resigning. “The three rounds of talks (with President Assad’s government) were unsuccessful because of the stubbornness of the regime and Read more

Syria: Kerry Sets August 1st as Deadline for Assad

US Secretary of State John Kerry said “the target date for the transition is 1st of August” in Syria or else the Assad government and its allies “are asking for a very different track.” Hoping that “something happens in these Read more

Syria: Rival Warring Parties have Similarities, Differences after talks, UN envoy

The Syrian talks in Geneva that had been ongoing for two weeks ended with the UN special Envoy Staffan de Mistura releasing a seven-page document highlighting that although the rival parties have common grounds, there continues to be differences in Read more

Syria: Delegates Still Disagree in Geneva after 5years of War

The Syrian war clocked five years this week and peaceful efforts to end it are going at a snail’s pace in the latest round of peace talks in Geneva. Negotiations are still being held indirectly and both sides still have Read more

Syria: Indirect Talks Begin, Substantive Discussions Wait

The UN-led talks to end the Syrian war will begin in Geneva on Wednesday but key actors of the crisis are expected to arrive on Monday. Special envoy Staffan De Mistura said they are ready to receive participants. The Assad Read more