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SYRIA – UNITED NATIONS
UN adopts resolution for peace in Syria but no word on Assad’s fate
The Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 2254 to achieve “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance” within six months and elections within 18 months. Air strikes against the Islamic State group are set to continue. The fate of Syria’s president is not mentioned.
16/03/2016 16:13:00 SYRIA – UNITED NATIONS
Syrian government and opposition moving towards a political solution
Government and opposition envoys present proposals at “indirect” talks in Geneva as UN mediator works on finding "common ground." “Direct" talks are not excluded. Kerry will be in Moscow next week. In the last 14 months, the Islamic State group lost 22 per cent of the territories it controlled in Syria and Iraq.
17/03/2016 09:26:00 SYRIA - UN
Peace talks: Damascus says no to "direct" talks with opposition
The Syrian government representative excludes the possibility direct meetings with the HNC leader in the near future. Bashar al-Jaafari says they are terrorists and do not "adequately" represent opposition front. The UN special envoy de Mistura seeking a common ground for dialogue.
10/03/2016 10:00:00 SYRIA - UN
From March 14 to 24 new round of peace talks on Syria
Indirect dialogue through mediation of UN envoy. The truce has enabled the delivery of humanitarian aid in many areas that were under siege. Still no help in Daraya and Douma, besieged by government forces, and Deir Ezzor, besieged by ISIS.
15/03/2016 10:24:00 SYRIA
Vicar of Aleppo: Government and rebels want end of hostilities, water and electricity return to cities
For Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen the partial withdrawal of Russian troops shows that the situation "is stabilizing". The conflict is "quieting", villages and towns are pushing for "peace and reconciliation." According to the prelate there is as lessening of fear and tensions. The situation in Aleppo is beginning to improve, water and electricity supplies return. Now is the time for peace.
Syria to accept Arab League “observers”
The deal was signed yesterday, the same day the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Damascus. Russia abstains and presents its own motion to the UN Security Council. Yesterday’s death toll reaches 108, including some 60 soldiers trying to join the opposition camp.
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