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Syria Talks

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...

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...

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...

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...

John Kerry Heads To Syria Talks After Iran Spat

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Switzerland for an international conference on ending the crisis in Syria after a ...

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...

Kerry Pushes 'Test Of Credibility'

AP | LARA JAKES and LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

PARIS (AP) — The head of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group says its international supporters agree that Bashar Assad has no future as the...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria Peace Talks Are Finally On, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

The major players in the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war have agreed to convene a peace conference in Geneva on Jan. 22. But it's still matter of d...

Syria Peace Talks POSTPONED

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — After a rocky day of talks, diplomats failed Tuesday to agree on a date to bring Syria's warring sides back to the negotiating table, ...

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...

U.S. And Russia To Hold Syria Talks Next Week

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Russian officials will meet the international mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, in Geneva on Tuesday t...

Assad Regime To Take Part In Peace Conference

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country's future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia's foreign ministr...

Syrian Gov't And Opposition Want More Details Of U.S.-Russian Peace Initiative

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian government wants more details before deciding whether to take part in a proposed U.S.-Russian initiative to negotia...

Assad Regime Open To Talks With Rebels, Says FM

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria said Monday it is prepared to hold talks with armed rebels bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet t...

Russia, Arab League Offer To Broker Syria Peace Talks

AP | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia and the Arab League offered Wednesday to broker talks between the Syrian government and the opposition to end the country's two-year ...

Syrian Govt Official Rejects Talks Proposal

AP | ALBERT AJI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — A proposal by a Syrian opposition leader for peace talks suffered two sharp blows Tuesday, with both a ruling party lawmaker a...

Syrias Opposition Leader Calls On Assad To Accept Talks

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The leader of Syria's main opposition group urged President Bashar Assad on Monday to respond to his offer for a dialogue, ins...

Annan, Assad Hold Talks In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

By Marwan Makdesi DAMASCUS, July 9 (Reuters) - U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Monday on a...

US Envoy: "Common Ground" In Syria Talks

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — A senior U.S. envoy visiting Syria said Saturday that there is common ground between Washington and Damascus but cautioned not...