Tag: Staffan de Mistura

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (C) meets with an Iranian delegation prior to the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana's Rixos President Hotel on January 23, 2017. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Peace Talks in Astana Close to Final Declaration

The UN envoy for Syria said Tuesday that a final declaration was close to being achieved at indirect talks between Syrian rebels and their war-torn country’s regime in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Syrians evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016. Fresh bombardment shook Syria's second city Aleppo, severely damaging a local clinic as outrage grows over an …

Fiercest Airstrikes yet on Aleppo as Syria Declares Offensive

Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire.

Syrian Democratic forces and an armed man in uniform identified as US special operations forces (C) are seen in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016

US-Backed Forces Enter Islamic State Bastion in Syria Amid Clashes

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pushed into the outskirts of the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria on Thursday and were advancing slowly to the center of town, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish force and a monitoring group said.

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, a Syrian boy shouts slogans against the government as he stands in front of a flag of the armed Islamic opposition group, the Nusra Front, during a demonstration in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. The country has already been …

Syrian Regime has Killed at Least 60,000 Prisoners

BEIRUT – At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years due to either torture or dire humanitarian conditions such as lack of food, a monitor said Saturday.

Smoke is seeing rising on a main road in the Salihin neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo following a reported air strike on April 24, 2016.

At Least 26 Killed as Fighting Rages in Syria’s Aleppo

Air strikes and shelling pounded Aleppo for a third straight day on Sunday, killing two young siblings and at least 24 others in Syria’s largest city and former commercial capital. The northern city has been bitterly contested between insurgents and