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U.N. envoy says invited Syria opposition fighters to Geneva talks

U.N. envoy says invited Syria opposition fighters to Geneva talks

Apr 05, – “A category of commanders has been invited, and I will not go beyond that,” he said. U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited the leaders of opposition armed factions to consultations that he launched in Geneva on Tuesday, he told a news conference. He also said the rise of the Islamic […]

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Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Oct 14, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible. “There has to be a transition government, there has to be a new governing entity in […]

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Landmark climate change report adopted

Landmark climate change report adopted

Sep 27, –  Jean-Pascal van Ypersele tweeted on Friday that the full report and a summary for policymakers had been accepted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Officials say an international conference on climate change has adopted a long-awaited report on global warming after all-night talks. In the report, which will be released to […]

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Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

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Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

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Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

Syrian troops besiege strategic rebel-held town

May 20, BEIRUT (AP) — With the regime scoring gains on the battlefield, the U.S. and Russia could face an even tougher task persuading Assad and his opponents to attend talks on ending Syria’s 26-month-old conflict. Washington and Moscow hope to start talks with an international conference as early as next month, though no date […]

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US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

US condemns Russian shipment of missiles to Syria

May 18, AP – Top US military official General Martin Dempsey said on Friday that Moscow’s most recent delivery of anti-ship missiles was “ill-timed and very unfortunate.” Russia’s decision to allow the arms consignment, Dempsey added, risked protracting the civil war within Syria. The United States has expressed disapproval at Moscow for sending a missile […]

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John Kerry warns Syria to attend transition talks

John Kerry warns Syria to attend transition talks

May 15, AP – Kerry said he has every expectation that both sides in the conflict, which has left more than 70,000 dead, will participate in an international conference to negotiate a peaceful transition in Syria. The conference, which Kerry said likely will be held in early June, is noteworthy because it will be endorsed […]

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President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Syria, G-8

May 13, AP – Iran, the Mideast peace process, counterterrorism and trade are other likely topics for Monday’s meeting. The U.S. and Russia agreed last week to arrange an international conference to bring representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition to the negotiating table. There is no date yet, but such talks […]

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Russia, Britain planning new push to end Syria war

Russia, Britain planning new push to end Syria war

May 11, AP – The U.S. and Russia this week agreed to try to convene an international conference this month to come to a political solution to end the two-year Syrian civil war, but gave no indication how they would convince President Bashar Assad into talks with the rebels seeking to overthrow him. British Prime […]

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