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Astana talks on Syria to be extended amid opposition arrival

Astana talks on Syria to be extended amid opposition arrival

The third round of Syria reconciliation talks in Astana will be extended for one day amid Syrian armed opposition arrival, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry's representative said. Members of the Syrian armed opposition may arrive to the …

Lavrov comments on Syrian opposition’s non-participation in Astana talks

Lavrov comments on Syrian opposition’s non-participation in Astana talks

The reasons for the Syrian armed opposition’s non-participation in the next Astana meeting are not convincing, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "We have been assessing the latest news together …

Syrian opposition refuses to cooperate with Iran

Syrian opposition refuses to cooperate with Iran

Syrian opposition has refused to cooperate with Iran due to the fact that "Tehran develops the project of hegemony in the Arab world," deputy head of the negotiating delegation of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) …

Geneva holds new inter-Syrian round of peace talks

Geneva holds new inter-Syrian round of peace talks

Syrian government and opposition delegations started today a new round of peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, after 10 months of the failure of the last attempt to end the conflict, Prensa Latina reports. …

Syria#039s Hmeymim opposition not invited to Geneva talks

Syria's Hmeymim opposition not invited to Geneva talks

The Hmeymim group, which unites Syria's internal opposition forces, has not been invited for the new round of reconciliation talks in Geneva, the official representative of the group Mais Krydee said. "Until now we have not …

Tillerson says US will cooperate with Russia if...

Tillerson says US will cooperate with Russia if...

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that there would not be military cooperation between Washington and Moscow until Russian accepted that not all the opposition are terrorists. Tillerson had stressed …

Syrian Daraa shelled

Syrian Daraa shelled

At least five people were injured in an artillery shelling by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on al-Kashef al-Sharqi in Daraa city, SANA reporter said. The army's control of the rebel-held crossing and chunks of territory in the …

Yildirim: al-Bab largely under control of Syrian rebels

Yildirim: al-Bab largely under control of Syrian rebels

Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of the Syrian town of al-Bab from ISIS militants, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in Ankara. "Al-Bab has been largely taken under control. Our …

Turkey to update on Syrian opposition#039s participation at Astana talks

Turkey to update on Syrian opposition's participation at Astana talks

Turkey is expected to provide information on the composition of its delegation and the armed Syrian opposition's participation at the latest round of ceasefire talks in Astana, the Kazakh foreign minister Kairat …

Russian Foreign Ministry: Syria armed opposition to arrive in Astana

Russian Foreign Ministry: Syria armed opposition to arrive in Astana

The armed opposition will attend the meeting in Kazakhstan’s Astana to be held on February 15 on Syria, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. Bogdanov noted that the Syrian …

Extremists start new #039battle of liberation#039 in Syria

Extremists start new 'battle of liberation' in Syria

The leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Hashem al-Sheikh, said in his first video speech that has promised to escalate attacks against the Syrian army with the goal of liberating all of Syria's territory. "We …

Syrian opposition may skip Geneva talks

Syrian opposition may skip Geneva talks

Syrian opposition will refuse to participate in talks on the Syria crisis settlement in Geneva, scheduled for February 20, if its demands made during the Astana negotiations are not fulfilled, the head of the Syrian armed opposition delegation to …

 Syrian Opposition to decide on delegates to Geneva talks

Syrian Opposition to decide on delegates to Geneva talks

The Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will gather on Friday in Riyadh to form the delegation for participation in the forthcoming settlement talks in Geneva, HNC spokesman Riyad Naasan Agha said. …

UN wants upcoming talks in Geneva to be a success

UN wants upcoming talks in Geneva to be a success

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations wants upcoming talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and rebel groups to be a success and this means focusing on core issues including a transitional …

Lavrov: we not imposing Syria’s draft Constitution on anyone

Lavrov: we not imposing Syria’s draft Constitution on anyone

Russia’s draft of Syria’s Constitution generalizes the proposals of the Syrian government and opposition groups over the past years, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "The draft …

Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition in Moscow

Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with the representatives of Syria’s internal and external opposition today in Moscow to brief them on what happened in Astana. Lavrov said earlier that all …

Russia#039s Lavrov to meet PYD members tomorrow

Russia's Lavrov to meet PYD members tomorrow

Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) members will take part in the meeting of  the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and officials from Syria’s opposition, PYD representative in Russia Abd Salam Muhammad Ali …

Iran to ignore demands to withdraw militias from Syria

Iran to ignore demands to withdraw militias from Syria

Iran will not consider the demands of the Syrian opposition to withdraw Hezbollah and Iranian militias from Syria, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Jaber Ansari said. "We will not consider …

Syrian opposition has no plans to sign Astana meeting communique

Syrian opposition has no plans to sign Astana meeting communique

The Syrian rebel delegation has no plans to sign a communique at the Astana talks, its spokesman Yahya al-Aridi said. "There will be no signing. The guarantor countries, that is, Russia, Turkey and maybe Iran, will …

Syrian opposition ready to continue talks in Astana

Syrian opposition ready to continue talks in Astana

The talks on the Syrian settlement in Astana may continue on Wednesday, the opposition delegation spokesman Osama Abu Zeid said. "If the countries-guarantors say that they need more time, one more day, we will …

De Mistura and Iran join Astana talks on Syria

De Mistura and Iran join Astana talks on Syria

An Iranian delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari arrived at the Rixos President Astana hotel that hosts talks on the Syrian peace settlement in order to resume the negotiations. Earlier, …

Talks between Damascus and armed Syrian opposition opened in Astana

Talks between Damascus and armed Syrian opposition opened in Astana

The intra-Syrian negotiations mediated by Russia, Iran and Turkey are witnessing the first time when the Syrian government delegation is seated at the same table as the armed opposition since the start of the conflict in the Arab country. …

Russia ready to facilitate establishment of unified Syrian opposition

Russia ready to facilitate establishment of unified Syrian opposition

Russia is ready to facilitate the establishment of a unified Syrian opposition, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. "This is their [opposition's] task. We are ready to facilitate and …

 Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Syrian Kurds invited to intra-Syrian talks in Astana - source

Representatives of Syria’s Kurdish National Council have been invited to the intra-Syrian talks slated for January 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a source said. "Hakim Bashar, Ibrahim Baru and legal advisor Darvish Mirkan, …

 Is Syrian opposition undermining Russia#039s success?

Is Syrian opposition undermining Russia's success?

Armed groups of the Syrian opposition have requested "compliance with the truce agreement" from Damascus. According to a joint statement of 12 organizations headed by the so-called Free Syrian Army, which was published by Al Arabiya TV …

Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

Kerry urges Russia, Syria to seek ceasefire in Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for Russia and the Syrian regime to take steps toward finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria, urging a ceasefire and saying the fall of Aleppo would not mean an end to war. …

Turkey-backed FSA closes in on Syria#039s al-Bab

Turkey-backed FSA closes in on Syria's al-Bab

Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters have edged even closer to Syria's al-Bab with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "We have sent a team of our experts and a U.S. …

Moscow  Syrian opposition in secret talks to stop Aleppo fighting

Moscow & Syrian opposition in secret talks to stop Aleppo fighting

Leaders of the Syrian opposition are now holding negotiations with Russian representatives to end the fighting in Aleppo, four anonymous Syrian opposition figures said, RT reports citing Financial Times. The US is allegedly not aware of …

Turkey hits 15 ISIS targets in Syria#039s al Bab

Turkey hits 15 ISIS targets in Syria's al Bab

Turkish jets hit 15 ISIS terrorist targets in Syria's al Bab region as part of Operation Euphrates Shield, a source in the Turkish Armed Forces said. According to the statement, military jets conducted airstrikes on Sunday, …

Turkish army hits almost 100 ISIL targets in Syria

Turkish army hits almost 100 ISIL targets in Syria

Turkey hit 99 Daesh and four PYD/PKK targets within the last 24 hours as part of its Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military said. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff also said six opposition fighters had been …