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UN Conference on Syria

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

The United Nations is hoping that both Assad's forces and their opponents can be cajoled at this meeting to at least agree not to impede the supply of badly needed humanitarian aid to the hapless civilians caught in the vortex of this vicious civil war.

Iran, Russia Criticize UN For Syria Talks Snub

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Russia and Iran criticized the U.N. chief's decision to withdraw Tehran's invitation to join this week's peace conference on Syria, as...

West Pushes Syrian Opposition To Attend Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Peter Griffiths LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition in exile resisted calls from Western and Arab cou...

Cutting the Salami With Putin

Allan Topol | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Allan Topol

Imagine a large salami in the center of a table. First, Putin offers to cut the salami down the middle. He takes out his knife and cuts it. Then puts one half in his bag. He looks at the remaining salami on the table and says, "Now let's talk about how we'll divide the salami."

Don't Hold Your Breath

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (Reuters) - How deep is the divide separating Russia and the United States on Syria? A p...