UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations aid chief asked the Security Council on Monday to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
US continuing support for Turkey after the coup attempt will enable Ankara-backed extremists in Syria to commit atrocities against civilians with impunity, former White House National Security Council advisor Gwenyth Todd told Sputn...
Anas Abdah called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, which would consider the future of the Security Council resolutions on Syria.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with representatives of the Syrian Kurdish National Council the importance of including representatives of all ethnic and religious groups in the country in intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva for finding solutions and determining the future of a united, independent and sovereign Syria.
The Democratic Union Party may join the Syrian negotiations only if it severs all ties to the country's government, according to the Kurdish National Council representative.
Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that ISIL, the radical Islamist militant group in Syria and Iraq have profited from smuggling stolen antiquities through Turkish territory, specifically naming several dealers and transport companies involved. Show More Summary
Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that the fact that the Syrian Kurds have not been invited to take part in the intra-Syria talks in Geneva contradicts UN Security Council resolutions on the Syrian reconciliation.
DUBAI (Reuters) - The secretary of the Iranian National Security Council has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on regaining the city of Palmyra, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main Syrian opposition council will go to talks that the United Nations aims to convene in Geneva "God willing" and wants an immediate start to negotiations on a transitional governing body, a spokesman for the council told Reuters on Monday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Several United Nations Security Council members pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Syria's Aleppo in support of a Syrian military offensive and allow humanitarian access ahead of a crucial meeting of major powers in Germany on the conflict.
The Syrian opposition will only participate in the talks with the government if the recently-adopted UN Security Council resolution on the Syrian reconciliation is implemented, a member of the political bureau of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces told Sputnik.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that no one cares more about the Syrian people than President Bashar al-Assad's government after the United Nations accused rival parties in the five-year conflict of war crimes by starving civilians.
Facing a worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday demanding that all combatants but especially the Syrian government allow the urgent delivery of desperately needed food and medicine to more than 13.5 million people. Show More Summary
According to the head of the Syrian National Council George Sabra, intra-Syrian negotiations will be held in Geneva January 22, 2016.
Former US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel knew that the United States strategy to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad was a fool’s errand, former White House National Security Council advisor Gwenyth Todd told Sputnik.
The growing, if reluctant, convergence of the Obama administration with Russia on the four-year Syrian conflict for the first time took concrete form last week in a pair of United Nations Security Council resolutions marshaling international...Show More Summary
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution aimed at stopping the Syrian civil war. Radio Sputnik discussed the latest UN resolution on Syria with Damascus-based political analyst and journalist Iyad Khude...
The new UN Security Council resolution on the Syrian settlement undermines the results of talks between opposition groups in the country, the president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces said.
On December 18, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry chaired a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria to reinforce efforts to accelerate an end to the conflict.
The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution Friday outlining a process to end the civil war in Syria, but without settling one of the most contentious issues: the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad. After five hours of discussion, foreign ministers from 17 countries — some on opposing...