About  |  contact  |  Search  |  RSS
Last Update: 9 Minute ago
News code: 21564
Published Date: Saturday 15 February 2014 - 16:27:39
Print 

Syria govt., opposition to meet again

Syria govt., opposition to meet again
World  - The Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition will meet in the Swiss city of Geneva to hold the final round of talks on the crisis in Syria.

UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will hold a final meeting with delegations from both sides on Saturday as the negotiations wrap up.

The Syrian government and the opposition have both confirmed that they have been unable to make any progress in the talks.

  • "We deeply regret that this round did not make any progress," said Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad after meeting Brahimi on Friday.

He also denounced the Unites States and its allies for their double standards toward terrorism, saying Washington refuses to deem as terrorists the groups that serve its interests in the region.

Damascus says fighting terrorism should be the first priority in the Geneva talks, but the foreign-backed opposition insists that the formation of a transitional government and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad must come first.

The Geneva talks aim to contain the bloody crisis that has plagued Syria since March 2011.

News Code: 21564
Published Date: Saturday 15 February 2014 - 16:27:39
No Comment,Be the first one who comments.
Comments

Name

email  

website

Comment  

Security code [*]: Please enter correct answer in security box.:

 = 6-3

Opinion
Bahrain is holding my family hostage – and the UK is abetting them
Bahrain is holding my family hostage – and the UK is abetting them
Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, the advocacy director of BIRD
How Israel controls Palestinian bodies, both living and dead
How Israel controls Palestinian bodies, both living and dead
Mariam Barghouti, Palestinian writer and commentator
Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?
Why has it been such a deadly year for French women?
Megan Clement, a freelance journalist based in Paris.
I fear for Gaza's children
I fear for Gaza's children
Majed Abusalama, journalist and human rights defender from Palestine
America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It's time to hold the US to account
America is likely complicit in war crimes in Yemen. It's time to hold the US to account
Mohamad Bazzi, journalism professor at New York University