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Syria Peace Talks

Syrian Rebels And Government Reach Truce In Besieged Area

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces began observing a 10-day truce on Thursday in the last rebel-held area of the central city of Homs...

Kathleen Miles

Iran: America Helped Create ISIS And Is Taking The Wrong Approach ... Again | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq created the extremist group the Islamic State, also k...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria's Fourth Year Of War Will Look A Lot Like Its Third | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian civil war marks its third anniversary on Saturday, observers of the conflict say the fourth year of war will likely bring more...

What Happens in Syria Doesn't Stay in Syria

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising this week, refugees are still pouring into neighboring states, food is used as a weapon of war and peace talks are stalled -- perhaps forever.

Obama: Syria Talks Far From Achieving Goal

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says peace talks to end Syria's civil war are far from achieving their goal of h...

Syrians Peace Talks Resume

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A second round of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition bogged down quickly Monday in recriminations about who ...

Ryan Grim

Diplomatic Dustup Cancels Iran Event In Philadelphia | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations has canceled what would have been a historic appearance in Philadelphia because the State D...

Bitter Syrian Peace Talks Wrap Up Without Tangible Results

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian negotiators are wrapping up a week of peace talks in Geneva — the first round of what is expected to be prolonged negotiation...

First Breakthrough In Syrian Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria took a first tentative ste...

Syria -- Descent Into Hell

Magnus Norell | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Magnus Norell

In order to get anything positive out of the Geneva-II conference, it is necessary to realize that the humanitarian and diplomatic initiatives pondered will have to be backed up with a tangible military component.

Aid To Besieged City At Center Of Syrian Peace Talks

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian government anger over a U.S. decision to resume aid to the opposition prompted the U.N. mediator to cut short Tuesday's peace t...

Assad's Future Blocks Progress In Syria Peace Talks

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The key issue of a transitional government to replace President Bashar Assad blocked any progress Monday in Syrian peace talks, descri...

Peace Talks Hit More Trouble As Syrian Rebel City 'Starves'

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay and Mariam Karouny GENEVA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the...

Syrian Foes To Meet After Rocky Start

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny GENEVA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Syrian government and its opponents will hold their first j...

Syria Says Will Leave Talks If No 'Serious Sessions' Before Saturday

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem was quoted by state television on Friday as telling international mediator Lakhd...

Bitter Exchanges Mark First Day Of Syria Peace Talks

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team the authority it needs in any talks wi...

Excluding Iran from the Syria Talks: A Stupid Policy That Must Fall

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The New York Times editorial board chided gently that it is "unfortunate that some diplomatic solution could not have been found to include Iran," but it's more than unfortunate. It's a missed opportunity to help stop pointless bloodshed.

No Seat for Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.

U.S. State Department Slams Top Syrian Diplomat For 'Inflammatory' Speech At Peace Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is criticizing Syria's top diplomat for his "inflammatory" speech at an international peace conferenc...

Foes Clash Over Assad At Syria Peace Conference

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska and Stephanie Nebehay MONTREUX, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Syria's government and opposition, meeting for t...

Max J. Rosenthal

The Neverending Spring: How Syria's Revolution Became A Stalemate | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- From a safe distance, the latest battle for Raqqa, a provincial capital in northern Syria, might have seemed like a turning point in the 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...

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

All individual leaders -- and, for that matter, ideologies -- are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria's citizens. That would be a sell-out!

Iran Uninvited To Syria Peace Talks

AP | RYAN LUCAS and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.22.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monda...

Syrian Peace Talks In Doubt After UN Invites Iran

AP | BASSEM MROUE and LORI HINNANT | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Monday that Iran must commit publicly by 7 p.m. GMT to withdraw its "troops and mili...