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SYRIA - UN
Syrian government and rebels open to a constitutional review mediated by the UN
A study group of bipartisan experts called to discuss "constitutional issues". The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria speaks of the first tangible result of the talks. But the two fronts dampen the enthusiasm. US air raid strikes pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border: eight dead.
16/05/2017 09:21:00 UN - SYRIA
Geneva launches a new round of UN peace talks on Syria
Doubts and uncertainties overshadow the meeting. President Assad calls the Geneva process "null", "merely a meeting for the media”. Astana's talks more effective. But the UN Special Envoy denies contradictions and says diplomatic work is "in tandem". Fresh US accusations against Damascus: a prison crematorium to hide evidence of mass murders.
15/03/2017 14:24:00 SYRIA
Nuncio in Damascus: The war, a "tsunami of violence" that has "swept away" families and cities
In an interview with AsiaNews, Card. Zenari reflects on six years of conflict that have "shaken" him to the core. Suffering in solidarity with the Syrian people. The drama of broken families and a social fabric that must be rewoven. The hope that the talks in Geneva and Astana "bear fruit". The numbers of six years of conflict.
12/09/2016 15:06:00 SYRIA
Nuncio in Damascus sees positive action by US and Russia for ceasefire in Syrian conflict
Ceasefire comes into effect today. Syrian and Russian air strikes kill hundreds over the week-end. Iran and Hezbollah back truce. Free Syrian Army agrees with doubts. Jihadist movements oppose it. Mgr Zenari calls for a “stop to the violence” to “bring in humanitarian aid”.
16/11/2016 09:34:00 SYRIA - UNITED STATES - RUSSIA
Syria conflict: Assad, Trump is an "ally" in the fight against terrorism
During the election campaign the new US president had called the campaign against Damascus "madness". The Syrian leader calls for "caution" in "judging" Trump’s choices. But remain the "doubtful" that he can "keep" his promises. Moscow and Damascus resume bombing of Aleppo.
16/09/2016 19:33:00 SYRIA
Aleppo pastor says rocket hit Syrian Catholic bishop residence, expresses fears for truce (photos)
Fr Ibrahim Alsabagh talks to AsiaNews about “isolated incidents of violence" that "distress" the civilian population. Such sudden events fuel a climate of "instability and insecurity." A lasting truce" is needed to allow food and aid distribution. The situation in east Aleppo. Christians pray for the city’s salvation.
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