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Syrian government, opposition enter first day of Astana talks - Deutsche Welle;

Syrian government, opposition enter first day of Astana talks - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleSyrian government, opposition enter first day of Astana talksDeutsche WelleTalks between Syria's warring sides got off to a rocky start with rebels confirming they would not negotiate face-to-face with the Syrian government. The new push to end the six-year conflict is expected to end Tuesday.and more »

The key to success in latest Syrian peace talks: low expectations - Los Angeles Times;

The key to success in latest Syrian peace talks: low expectations - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe key to success in latest Syrian peace talks: low expectationsLos Angeles TimesIt's said that those who expect nothing will never be disappointed. That would be a fitting mantra for the latest attempt to end six years of civil war in Syria, a peace conference brokered by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. The ...and more »

UN: Astana talks to pave way for direct negotiations - Saudi Gazette;

UN: Astana talks to pave way for direct negotiations - Saudi Gazette

Saudi GazetteUN: Astana talks to pave way for direct negotiationsSaudi GazetteMohammed Alloush, center, head of a Syrian opposition delegation, and other members attend talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday. — AP. ASTANA — The United Nations hopes indirect talks between the Syrian government and the ...and more »

First Day of Syria Peace Talks Quickly Descends Into Quarreling - New York Times;

First Day of Syria Peace Talks Quickly Descends Into Quarreling - New York Times

New York TimesFirst Day of Syria Peace Talks Quickly Descends Into QuarrelingNew York TimesSyrian peace negotiators had heated exchanges during talks in a hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday, the first day of meetings to try to end the Syrian civil war. Credit Sergei Grits/Associated Press. ASTANA, Kazakhstan — The first face-to-face ...and more »

Talks between Syrian government, rebels off to a rocky start - The Globe and Mail;

Talks between Syrian government, rebels off to a rocky start - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailTalks between Syrian government, rebels off to a rocky startThe Globe and MailTalks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional ...and more »

Syria's warring sides meet in Astana, with focus on saving truce - The Hindu;

Syria's warring sides meet in Astana, with focus on saving truce - The Hindu

The HinduSyria's warring sides meet in Astana, with focus on saving truceThe HinduPeace meet: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura (right) and chief opposition negotiator Mohammed Alloush arrive to attend the first session of Syria talks in Astana on Monday. | Photo Credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV. Reuters. ASTANA (KAZAKHSTAN): January 24, ...and more »

Syria peace talks: 'Tense' discussions underway in Kazakhstan - ABC Online;

Syria peace talks: 'Tense' discussions underway in Kazakhstan - ABC Online

ABC OnlineSyria peace talks: 'Tense' discussions underway in KazakhstanABC OnlineA Syrian opposition spokesman says the first day of talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, has concluded, after rebel representatives met Russia's presidential envoy to discuss ways to reinforce a shaky ceasefire. Since Syria's civil war began in 2011, ...and more »

First day of Astana summit ends without breakthrough - Aljazeera.com;

First day of Astana summit ends without breakthrough - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comFirst day of Astana summit ends without breakthroughAljazeera.comGovernment and rebel delegations trade barbs over details of shaky nationwide truce during first day of talks in Astana. Dylan Collins & Zena Tahhan 24 Jan 2017 08:38 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ...and more »

At Russia-led talks, Syrian rebels and government meet for the first time - Washington Post;

At Russia-led talks, Syrian rebels and government meet for the first time - Washington Post

Washington PostAt Russia-led talks, Syrian rebels and government meet for the first timeWashington PostASTANA, Kazakhstan — Russian-backed peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian war brought rebels and the Syrian government face to face for the first time Monday, marking the launch of a new role for Russian President Vladimir Putin as a Middle East ...and more »

No Progress In Syria Truce Talks In Kazakhstan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty;

No Progress In Syria Truce Talks In Kazakhstan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyNo Progress In Syria Truce Talks In KazakhstanRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWATCH: Rebel factions and representatives of the Syrian government joined peace talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, that began on January 23. The negotiations, facilitated by Russia, Iran, and Turkey, were fraught from the beginning, with Syria's UN ...and more »

Syria Peace Talks Get Off to Slow Start in Kazakhstan - Voice of America;

Syria Peace Talks Get Off to Slow Start in Kazakhstan - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSyria Peace Talks Get Off to Slow Start in KazakhstanVoice of AmericaOfficials at peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel groups say there was no major breakthrough at Monday's talks, but negotiations will continue Tuesday. Officials say the talks in Kazakhstan's capital, backed by Russia and Turkey, do not ...and more »

Low Expectations as Syrian Government and Rebels Meet for Peace Talks in Astana - ABC News;

Low Expectations as Syrian Government and Rebels Meet for Peace Talks in Astana - ABC News

ABC NewsLow Expectations as Syrian Government and Rebels Meet for Peace Talks in AstanaABC NewsRepresentatives of the Syrian government and rebel factions met Monday in Astana, Kazakhstan, for the first peace talks between the two parties in a year. The talks, brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, are expected to focus on maintaining a cease-fire ...and more »

Syria peace talks: rebels appear to rule out ceasefire role for Iran - The Guardian;

Syria peace talks: rebels appear to rule out ceasefire role for Iran - The Guardian

The GuardianSyria peace talks: rebels appear to rule out ceasefire role for IranThe GuardianThe head of the Syrian government delegation, Bashar al-Jaafari, who denounced remarks made by opposition's Mohammed Alloush. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA. Syria. Syria peace talks: rebels appear to rule out ceasefire role for Iran. Regime ...and more »

Russia and Turkey hand Assad a 'win-win' scenario - Asia Times;

Russia and Turkey hand Assad a 'win-win' scenario - Asia Times

Asia TimesRussia and Turkey hand Assad a 'win-win' scenarioAsia TimesAfter five long years of war and bloodshed, Syria's Assad is not only standing as 'the leader' of the country but the international support for him has also increased. Thanks to Russia's and Iran's continuous support. The extent and the effectiveness ...and more »

Syrian Kurdish YPG says not bound by Astana peace talks outcome - Reuters;

Syrian Kurdish YPG says not bound by Astana peace talks outcome - Reuters

ReutersSyrian Kurdish YPG says not bound by Astana peace talks outcomeReutersKurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) walk in the Ghwairan neighborhood of Hasaka, Syria, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said. BEIRUT The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Monday it would not be bound by any decision that comes ...and more »

Syrian Kurdish-Led Rebel Group Refuses to Abide by Astana Meeting's Decisions - Sputnik International;

Syrian Kurdish-Led Rebel Group Refuses to Abide by Astana Meeting's Decisions - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalSyrian Kurdish-Led Rebel Group Refuses to Abide by Astana Meeting's DecisionsSputnik InternationalThe Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opposition group will not adhere to any decisions reached during the intra-Syrian talks held in Astana, the SDF General Command said Monday. Fighters from the Kurdish-Arab alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic ...and more »

Russian-sponsored Syria Peace Talks Stumble Out of the Gate - Foreign Policy (blog);

Russian-sponsored Syria Peace Talks Stumble Out of the Gate - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)Russian-sponsored Syria Peace Talks Stumble Out of the GateForeign Policy (blog)On Monday, Kremlin-sponsored peace talks meant to strengthen a fragile ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebels stumbled out of the gate in Astana, Kazakhstan. As a first test of Moscow's ability to throw its diplomatic weight around in the ...and more »

Frosty exchanges as Syria talks begin in Astana - euronews;

Frosty exchanges as Syria talks begin in Astana - euronews

euronewsFrosty exchanges as Syria talks begin in AstanaeuronewsTalks between Syria's warring parties got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday with a war of words. The government's lead negotiator called his counterparts for the rebel forces rude and unprofessional, accusing them of defending war crimes committed by a ...and more »

Syria Peace Talks: Why Were Some Nations Invited and Others Not? - NBCNews.com;

Syria Peace Talks: Why Were Some Nations Invited and Others Not? - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSyria Peace Talks: Why Were Some Nations Invited and Others Not?NBCNews.comASTANA, Kazakhstan — The latest attempt to end the six-year war in Syria kicked off in Kazakhstan on Monday, though the enemies still couldn't bring themselves to talk to each other directly. The conflict, which has left more than 400,000 dead and ...and more »

At talks in Astana, UN envoy on Syria urges mechanism to oversee ceasefire - UN News Centre;

At talks in Astana, UN envoy on Syria urges mechanism to oversee ceasefire - UN News Centre

UN News CentreAt talks in Astana, UN envoy on Syria urges mechanism to oversee ceasefireUN News Centre23 January 2017 – International talks to extend the ceasefire in Syria started today in the Kazakh capital of Astana, with the United Nations Special Envoy said the ceasefire can be solidified if a mechanism to oversee and implement it is created. “The ...and more »