Syrian opposition calls Kurdish fighters 'terrorists', regime rejects federalism - ARA News

Kurdish fighters of the YPG and YPJ bidding farewell to a comrade killed during clashes with jihadists in Aleppo countryside. Photo: ARA News. Read More. Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners ...

Strange bedfellows: The Russian-Turkish-Iranian axis - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Russia has fulfilled a long-held dream of reaching the warm water of the Mediterranean and is casting itself as the hegemon in the region. Turkey Iran Russia. Rouhani, Putin and Erdogan. (photo credit:REUTERS). Sixty years have lapsed since the Baghdad ...

Astana Conference On Syria: A Different Meeting – OpEd - Eurasia Review

The international meeting held for two days in Kazakhstan's capital city, Astana, is very important for the following reasons, because it aims to achieve a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Syria, which has lasted for almost six years. First ...

Syrian government, “rebels” meet for talks in Kazakhstan - World Socialist Web Site

For the first time in six years of the bloody conflict provoked by the US and its allies in pursuit of “regime change” in Syria, representatives of the government of Bashar al-Assad and those of the armed “rebels” backed by Washington met face-to-face ...

Syrian Kurds: 'We Are Not Bound by Any Decisions' from Syria Peace Talks - Breitbart News

The Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), the armed wing of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) that controls large swathes of northern Syria, has declared that it is “not bound” by any decisions made during the current Syria peace talks in ...

Trump faces 'alternative facts' from Putin in the Middle East - Financial Times

After six years of war in Syria, Russia and Turkey have brought government and rebels together in Kazakhstan, face-to-face for the first time, but at opposite sides of the same room glaring at each other. These talks in Astana are most unlikely to ...

Outcome of Syria Meeting a Feather in Kazakhstan's Cap - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

NEW YORK | ASTANA (IDN) – UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has commended Russia, Turkey and Iran for their decision to establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire in crisis-torn Syria ...

Syrian peace talks: A lot of posturing -- some signs of hope - CNN

Astana, Kazakhstan (CNN) On a cold and clear Tuesday, you can feel the competing ambitions battling on Astana's snow-packed Konaev Street. It's the final day of the Syrian peace negotiations, and the latest moves toward ending the bloody, six-year ...

Astana talks end with breakthrough to resolve Syria crisis - Xinhua

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks at a press conference after the Syrian talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 24, 2017. The Syrian talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, ended on Tuesday, with a final communique backing a one year ceasefire ...

Syria deal draws Iran into alliance with Russia and Turkey - Washington Post

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Tuesday to the outlines of a plan to reinforce a cease-fire in Syria, establishing the three most significant allies of the protagonists in the conflict as guarantors to a peace process. The deal ...

Iran's agenda threatened by Astana process - Jordan Times

Those who had hoped that the proposed peace talks on Syria, which opened in the Kazakh capital on Monday, would stumble at the last minute may feel miffed. They include a desperate Damascus regime, its main backer Iran and a number of hard-line rebel ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree on Syria Truce Monitoring; Rebels Skeptical - Voice of America

Yahya Al-Aridi, spokesman for the Syrian opposition, speaks to the media ahead of the Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 24, 2017. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. ASTANA ...

Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among fighters - Arab News

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, speaks with chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush, left, of the Jaish Al-Islam opposition group as Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov stands beside prior to the first session of Syria peace ...

Syria powerbrokers endorse ceasefire deal at talks - The Hindu

Mohammed Alloush, head of a Syrian opposition delegation, center, speaks to the media after the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday. PTI. Astana January 25, 2017 01:56 IST. Updated: January 25, 2017 01:56 IST. more-in ...

Syria Sides At Odds As Truce Talks Conclude In Astana - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russian, Turkish, and Iranian officials meeting in Kazakhstan say they have agreed to create a mechanism to monitor a fragile cease-fire in Syria. But they failed to make progress toward a political settlement of the Middle Eastern country's ...

Syria powerbrokers endorse ceasefire deal at peace talks - ABC Online

Russia, Iran and Turkey have presented a united front at the conclusion of two days of talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian Government and the armed opposition, pledging support for the country's shaky ceasefire and a joint mechanism to ensure ...

Who's who in the Syria conflict - Yahoo News

Beirut (AFP) - Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to bolster a fragile truce in Syria after two days of talks in the Kazakh capital Astana aimed at ending the country's nearly six-year war. The three powers also agreed that armed rebel groups should take ...

Hundreds of police trained by Turkey start work in northern Syria - Reuters

A member of the Free police attends a ceremony celebrating the inauguration of the 'Free Police' in the Syrian border town of Jarablus January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi. 1/9. left. right. Members of the Free police stand near their vehicles in ...

Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks - The Diplomat

Russia, Turkey and Iran conclude the two-day negotiation with an agreement on jointly monitoring the shaky ceasefire. paolo sorbello - photo 2. By Paolo Sorbello for The Diplomat. January 25, 2017. Invited by Russia, Iran and Turkey, Syrian rebels and ...

Talks expose limits of what Russia, Turkey and Iran can achieve in Syria - Reuters

U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference following Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov. By John Irish and Andrew Osborn | ASTANA/MOSCOW. ASTANA/MOSCOW ...