World | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday September 10, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry is set to arrive in the Gulf on Wednesday to help build a broad coalition against jihadists in Iraq and Syria that has already won support from Arab nations.
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.