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  • UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura

    World stands still as Syria peace talks begin in Astana

    Hundreds of journalists from around the world are at Astana, Kazakhstan today to cover the highly anticipated peace talks between the Syrian government and some rebel groups. Russia, Turkey, and Iran brokered the initiative to end the six-year conflict in Syria that displaced millions and left nearly 500,000 people dead.

  • bashar al jaafari

    Syrian government and opposition factions begin talks

    Negotiations between the Syrian Government and various opposition groups have begun at the Rixos Hotel in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan as part of the initiative led by Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

  • Russia to open new reconciliation center in Syria

    The Russian government will establish a new reconciliation center to fast track the brokering of peace negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition militant groups.

  • Aleppo

    Astana talks to fortify Syria ceasefire accord

    The Kazakhstan-brokered peace talks at Astana on January 23-24 hopes to strengthen the December 29, 2016, ceasefire agreement on Syria to end the six-year upheaval in the country that displaced millions of Syrian population and killed nearly 500,000 people.

  • Lavrov

    Washington withdraws proposal for Aleppo solution – Lavrov

    The United States has withdrawn its proposal for the solution to the conflict in the Syrian city of Aleppo, just as Moscow and Washington are preparing to discuss possible ways to end the war in the city, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

  • Kerry and Lavrov

    Russia, US to discuss militant withdrawal from Aleppo

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow and Washington will discuss the possibility of militant withdrawal from the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria, which was part of the proposal made by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.