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

Talks 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.

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

It'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 ...

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

Mohammed 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 ...

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

Syrian 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 ...

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

Talks 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 ...

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

Peace 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, ...

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

A 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, ...

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

Government 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 ...

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

ASTANA, 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 ...

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

WATCH: 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 ...

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

Officials 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 ...

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

Representatives 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

After 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 ...

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

Kurdish 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Russian-sponsored Syria Peace Talks Stumble Out of the Gate - Foreign 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 ...

Frosty exchanges as Syria talks begin in Astana - euronews

Talks 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 ...

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

ASTANA, 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 ...

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

23 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 ...