By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The United Nations’ Staffan de Mistura (pictured) has addressed the Levant Conquest Front, whose leader has pledged allegiance to an al-Qaida leader. For reasons that remain extremely mysterious, the CIA ignores this group, with which some of its own favorites have sometimes formed battlefield alliances.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura called on Russia to leave humanitarian corridors in Syria near Aleppo to the UN surveillance.
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday condemned the heavy shelling by rebels of government-controlled neighborhoods of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, his press service said.
World leaders are linking the nuclear talks with Iran to the possibility for peace in Syria, but Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations envoy who is pursuing a resolution, has a loud chorus of critics.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia warned on Tuesday that the next round of Syria peace talks should not be contingent on a halt to fighting in Aleppo after U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he aims t...