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.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday December 31, 2014
Russia on Tuesday angrily criticized the latest US sanctions, saying they could derail cooperation with Washington on dealing with the Iranian nuclear standoff and the Syrian crisis.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 31, 2014
Jihadists in Syria have threatened to execute Lebanese servicemen they hold captive unless Lebanon releases the ex-wife of the Islamic State group's leader and another militant-linked woman, a negotiator said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 1, 2014
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today holds talks in Ankara with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to tighten links which have survived potentially grave disputes over the Syria and Ukraine crises.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 26, 2014
Syrian regime air strikes on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa killed at least 95 people as a government delegation prepared for talks with key ally Russia today on relaunching peace negotiations.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 11, 2014
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, a statement from his office said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 15, 2014
US-led aircraft will continue bombing near the Syrian town of Kobane and in western Iraq, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday after talks with military leaders from an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday October 14, 2014
The sister of a British man held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants fighting in Iraq and Syria has urged his captors to resume contact, saying that all communication with those holding him had ceased.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 23, 2014
The United States said on Monday it will refuse any effort by Iran to gain its cooperation on fighting Islamic State forces by being more flexible about Tehran's nuclear program.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 22, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday raised the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria directly with his Iranian counterpart in high-level talks in New York, a US official said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 13, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Saturday in Cairo on the latest leg of a regional tour to forge a coalition against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria.