World News | Reuters | Saturday August 1, 2015
Turkey looks increasingly likely to face an early election as its air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Islamic State in Syria stir nationalist sentiment and coalition talks make little apparent progress.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 29, 2015
NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks on Tuesday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
The UN's envoy to Syria met with its foreign minister in Damascus today as part of ongoing efforts to negotiate a solution to the four-year war, state media said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will chair a cabinet meeting today on bolstering security along the country's porous border after a devastating bombing blamed on Islamic State jihadists.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Britain's David Cameron and Russia's Vladimir Putin have agreed to re-start talks on finding a solution to the crisis in Syria, a statement from Cameron said on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 5, 2015
The UN's peace envoy for Syria today launched wide-ranging consultations in Geneva with regional and domestic players, including Iran, in a bid to revive stalled talks to end the conflict.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Iran can play a major role in persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate in peace talks, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Tuesday.
World News | Reuters | Saturday April 25, 2015
The United Nations envoy to Syria said on Friday he will begin meeting in May with the country's government, opposition groups, and regional powers including Iran to assess by the end of June whether there is any hope brokering an end to the war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 10, 2015
Talks in Moscow between the Syrian government and members of the domestic opposition tolerated by President Bashar al-Assad broke up today with no progress made towards ending the war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 6, 2015
Talks on ending the war in Syria were set to start in Moscow today but the absence of key opposition groups meant there was little hope of progress in resolving the conflict.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 17, 2015
US officials Monday denied there were any plans to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would "never" be part of any peace negotiations to end the brutal civil war.
World News | Reuters | Sunday March 15, 2015
The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday March 1, 2015
A UN envoy arrived in the Syrian capital Saturday for talks with the regime to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 28, 2015
A UN envoy arrived in the Syrian capital today for talks with the regime to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 25, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying critics of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran did not know what they were talking about.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Military chiefs from around the world will gather in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to assess the battle against Islamic State extremists, diplomatic sources said.
World News | Thomson Reuters | Saturday February 7, 2015
Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 27, 2015
Syrian opposition figures met in Moscow on Monday as part of a new Russia-coordinated bid to wind down the war in Syria, although there was little hope of a breakthrough.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 25, 2015
The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, will head the government team in peace talks due to open in Moscow on Monday, a pro-government newspaper reported.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 21, 2015
The British and Turkish Prime Ministers held talks on Tuesday on how to deal with the threat posed by Islamic State militants.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 18, 2015
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a meeting in London on Thursday of members of the coalition against the Islamic State group, officials said.
World News | Associated Press | Friday January 16, 2015
Russia's Foreign Minister says he expects the prospective Syria peace talks in Moscow to be a success despite reports about some key opposition groups' refusal to attend.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 15, 2015
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said hoped-for talks in Moscow with opponents must focus on the fight against "terrorism", while adding that he is unsure the meeting will reap any results.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 14, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry voiced support on Wednesday for a Russian effort to bring Syria's warring factions together for talks to end the four-year conflict.