Syrian govt to take part in Peace Talks

Syrian govt to take part in Peace Talks

The Syrian government announced it will take part in a second round of peace talks in Geneva next week, as a first batch of civilians prepared to leave besieged rebel-held areas in a battleground Syrian city under an evacuation deal struck with the United Nations after a three-day cease-fire was reached. The Syrian opposition has […]

Syria Peace Conference in January

Syria Peace Conference in January

Syrian government and opposition negotiators will meet for the first time since start of the country’s 32-month-old war in Geneva from January 22, the UN announced. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the landmark conference “a mission of hope” to end the civil war. But he stressed to both sides that the aiming of the meeting […]

UN Condemns Syrian Government for Violence

UN Condemns Syrian Government for Violence

(New York) – The U.N. General Assembly “strongly” condemned the Syrian government for its “indiscriminate” shelling and bombing of civilians and “widespread and systematic” human rights violations in a conflict that has dragged on for more than two years and left more than 70,000 people dead. The resolution, co-sponsored by most Arab and Western governments, […]

200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages: UN

200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages: UN

Around 200,000 civilians have fled fighting in Syria’s most populous city Aleppo and many more were trapped, the UN said as a fierce government offensive against rebels entered a second day. The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has accused the government of preparing to carry out “massacres” in the northern city and pleaded for heavy […]

Situation in Syria ‘highly precarious': Ban Ki Moon

Situation in Syria 'highly precarious': Ban Ki Moon

(United Nations) – Secretary General United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has said the situation in Syria remains “highly precarious”. The UN has reached a preliminary deal with the Syrian government on rules governing the deployment of observers to monitor an agreed ceasefire. Ban said he had seen “deeply troubling” evidence of continuing violence despite the nominal […]

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