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Bombings kill 20 in Syria as peace talks invitations go out

Bombings kill 20 in Syria as peace talks invitations go out

Jan 26, – The office of the U.N. envoy for Syria said it sent out invitations for the talks, but with just three days to go, the opposition is still undecided about whether it will attend. One opposition official suggested the Saudi-backed opposition delegation may boycott the talks. Multiple bombings struck a government-run checkpoint in […]

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
US warns Russia against striking non-ISIS groups in Syria

US warns Russia against striking non-ISIS groups in Syria

Sep 30, – Kerry told the United Nations Security Council that the U.S. would not object to Russians hitting Islamic State or al-Qaida targets but airstrikes just to strengthen the hand of Syrian President Bashar Assad would be worrisome. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the Russian airstrikes in Syria appear to have targeted […]

September 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Nov 23, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief. After a third day of talks, State Department spokesperson […]

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Sep 24, –  President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his stockpile. Obama challenged the U.N. to include such accountability in any resolution, saying the international body’s reputation is at […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syria: Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy

Syria: Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy

Sep 22, –  A mortar round landed in the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus on Sunday, Syria’s state news agency said. There was no immediate report of casualties. Quoting an unidentified “source” at the embassy, SANA said “business is usual” at the diplomatic mission following the mid-afternoon attack. An activist group, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory […]

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More