Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

Dec 26, 2014

Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The talks are set to take place sometime after Jan. 20, ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a briefing. The first stage of the talks ...

Dec 23, 2014

Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week, the latest attempt to negotiate a settlement to the conflict that has badly strained the ties between Russia and the West. Ukrainian President ...

U.S. Mideast envoy Indyk quits after peace deal bid

/ Jun 27, 2014

U.S. Mideast envoy Indyk quits after peace deal bid

U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Obama administration officials said Friday. The officials said Indyk's departure, and his return to his previous job at The Brookings Institution think tank, is ...

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

/ Feb 2, 2014

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's warning against a growing boycott movement against the Jewish state should peace talks with the Palestinians fail, while some of his Cabinet ministers lashed out angrily, saying the stance undermined ...

Tense session breaks up over Syria transition

Jan 27, 2014

Tense session breaks up over Syria transition

The first meeting meant to discuss the contentious issue of a Syrian transitional government broke up less than an hour after it began Monday following a tense session that one delegate described as "a dialogue of the deaf." The Syrian government has said it will ...

Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

Jan 22, 2014

Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

Peace talks intended to carve a path out of Syria's civil war got off to a rocky start Wednesday as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad's future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they really begin. The dispute over Assad cast a pall ...