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Syria peace talks: Armed groups come in from the cold - BBC News

There's a new venue, new brokers, and new negotiators, but can Syria talks here in Astana resolve the old intractable problems? "Everything has changed since Aleppo," says a Western diplomat who's been engaged on Syria for the past several years.and more »

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

Astana, Kazakhstan - The first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan hit a snag as direct negotiations between rebels and the government looked unlikely, and as delegates sparred over details of a nationwide truce.and more »

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 ...and more »

Russia in power-broking role as Syria peace talks begin in Astana - The Guardian

Indirect talks between Syria's rebels and representatives of Assad's government seen as test of Moscow's power. Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor. Mon 23 Jan 2017 04.03 EST First published on Sun 22 Jan 2017 12.49 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Iran becomes a major problem - Pravda

Following the strange story with the use of the military airfield in Iran's Hamadan, it has become clear that Russia should not trust Iran. The events of the recent years can only reinforce the impression. Russia and Iran have different approaches not ...and more »

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

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — The first face-to-face meeting between Syrian rebel fighters and government officials in nearly six years of civil war ended abruptly on Monday when diplomatic talks quickly devolved into harsh words and competing accusations.and more »

Syria talks set to begin in Astana as ceasefire holds - Aljazeera.com

Astana, Kazakhstan - Key players in the war in Syria are due to meet on Monday in Astana to begin talks aimed at consolidating a nationwide ceasefire and potentially paving the way towards a political settlement. The talks, organised by Russia, Turkey ...and more »

Syria conflict: War of words as peace talks open in Astana - BBC News

The Syrian government's lead negotiator has denounced what he called his rebel counterpart's "provocative" comments at the start of peace talks in Astana. Bashar Jaafari said on Monday Mohammed Alloush had acted in a way "removed from diplomacy" at ...and more »

Syrian rebels meet in Kazakhstan ahead of peace talks - Business Insider

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Syrian rebel delegates are meeting in Kazakhstan ahead of talks with government representatives that are scheduled to begin Monday. Syria Rebel Buses Aleppo A rebel fighter stands with his weapon near evacuees from the ...and more »

Syria Peace Talks Get Underway in Kazakhstan — Without the US - TIME

Representatives of the Syrian government and rebel groups were scheduled to come together in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday, in the latest attempt to broker a peace deal in Syria, where the six-year civil war has killed more than 300,000 people. The ...and more »