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Stage set for Syria peace talks in Geneva

A delegation from Syria's main opposition group arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join UN-mediated peace talks, demanding President Bashar al-Assad's government be made to comply with a UN resolution on humanitarian aid and human rights.

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Syria opposition sets conditions for Geneva peace talks

The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition ruled out even indirect negotiations with Damascus before steps including a halt to Russian air strikes, contradicting US Secretary of State John Kerry's insistence that talks will begin next week.

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Kerry arrives in Moscow to explore Syria peace process

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to try and narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in any political transition and which rebel groups should be part of

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UN envoy in Yemen to advance peace talks

The United Nations envoy to Yemen met President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday to discuss prospects for peace talks between his embattled Aden-based government and Houthi forces, the president's office said. Forces loyal t

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Saudi invites 65 Syrian opposition figures to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has issued invitations to 65 Syrian opposition figures to attend a conference in Riyadh to try unify their positions ahead of proposed Syrian peace talks, Saudi newspapers reported on Tuesday. Asharq Al Awsat and Al H

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Yemen peace talks next week, says UN

The United Nations said peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen are set to resume next week in the region and urged all parties to participate "in good faith." Saudi Arabia and Arab allies intervened in March t

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Yemen sets conditions for peace talks with Houthis

Yemen's exiled government will not agree to peace talks until Houthi rebels implement a UN Security Council resolution requiring them to quit cities and hand over captured weapons, its vice president said on Tuesday. UN envoy

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Brahimi apologises to Syrians for peace talks failure

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologised to the Syrian people on Saturday for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva after their second round ended with little more than an agreement to meet again. The Algerian-bor

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Syria warring sides set for first face-to-face talks

After a day's delay and repeated bitter recriminations, the warring sides in Syria will hold their first joint meeting on Saturday to launch talks aimed at ending almost three years of conflict. In a measure of the task ahead,

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Syria group opposes Iran at peace talks

Syria's main opposition body, the National Coalition, will not attend peace talks in Switzerland scheduled for this week unless the United Nations retracts its invitation to Iran by 1900 GMT on Monday, a senior coalition member said.

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