World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 12, 2014
The grandfather of a boy pictured holding a severed head in Syria said the shocking image brought him to tears, with the growing problem of jihadists fighting overseas to be a focus of US-Australia talks on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 10, 2014
Syria's Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president on Wednesday after a three-day meeting in Istanbul.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 9, 2014
Syria's Western-backed opposition National Coalition elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president following a three-day meeting in Istanbul, the coalition said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 3, 2014
Iran nuclear talks enter the decisive, dangerous endgame Thursday with a marathon final round of hardball negotiations potentially going all the way to the July 20 finish line.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 27, 2014
The US top diplomat headed for talks with the Syrian opposition and its key backer Saudi Arabia Friday after the White House asked lawmakers for $500 million to train and equip vetted rebels.
World | Reuters | Friday June 27, 2014
The UN aid chief appealed to the Security Council on Thursday to take action on the "inhuman" obstruction of humanitarian relief in Syria, as Russia and Western nations appeared at an impasse in talks on a draft resolution intended to boost access.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday for talks with King Abdullah about the crisis in Iraq.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 13, 2014
Turkey said on Thursday it is holding talks to secure the release of dozens of its citizens kidnapped by Islamist militants in northern Iraq amid international calls for their release.
Wednesday June 4, 2014
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' warning came two days before French President Francois Hollande hosts President Barack Obama for talks fraught with other sources of possible tension - from General Electric Co's overtures to emblematic French enginee...
World | Associated Press | Wednesday June 4, 2014
Russia's United Nations ambassador insists that Syria's presidential election on Tuesday is not an obstacle to a political settlement of the devastating war and is urging the U.N. chief to quickly appoint a new envoy to revive stalled peace talks.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 9, 2014
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will fly to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel next week for talks that are expected to focus on Iran's nuclear program and Syria's civil war, officials said Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 6, 2014
In a boost to the Syrian opposition, Washington is to recognize its offices in the United States as foreign diplomatic missions, US officials said Monday as the opposition chief prepares for high-level talks here.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 14, 2014
Twitter executives met Turkish government officials for talks Monday amid accusations of tax evasion by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a row over content on the social media site.
World | Associated Press | Saturday February 15, 2014
Peace talks aimed at forging a path out of Syria's civil war have reached an impasse - with no guarantee of continuing - after five days of sparring over responsibility for mounting violence back home and President Bashar Assad's future, government a...
World | Reuters | Friday February 14, 2014
Warning that "failure" was staring him in the face, the Syria peace talks mediator said on Thursday that the United States and Russia had promised renewed support to keep their rival Syrian allies talking.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 13, 2014
A standoff between Russia and the Western powers left their rival Syrian allies deadlocked in talks at Geneva on Thursday as fighting went on that has left tens of thousands under siege and hoping for relief from abroad.
World | Reuters | Wednesday February 12, 2014
Peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition are not making much progress, the international mediator said on Tuesday after a face-to-face meeting of the warring parties in Geneva that both sides called fruitless.
World | Reuters | Monday February 10, 2014
A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday with the international mediator meeting the two sides separately after violations of a local ceasefire and an Islamist offensive set back his efforts.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 2, 2014
The death toll in Syria's civil war has topped 136,000 after January saw one of the conflict's bloodiest months, an NGO said on Saturday, as violence claimed yet more civilian lives.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 30, 2014
Opposing sides in Syria's civil war stood together to observe a minute of silence on Thursday in honour of the tens of thousands killed in the three-year conflict, a rare symbol of harmony a week into peace talks that have so fare yielded no compromi...