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Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrisov. Photo © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
League of Arab States increases cooperation with Kazakhstan

Riyadh Declaration was adopted at the First Session of the Arab Cooperation and Economic Forum with Central Asia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

League of Arab States increases cooperation with Kazakhstan
Peace envoy heads for Syria, Russia slams rebel threats
Peace envoy heads for Syria, Russia slams rebel threats

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi headed for Damascus to seek support for a Syria peace conference, as Russia slammed rebels for threatening those planning to attend the so-called Geneva II talks.

Peace envoy heads for Syria, Russia slams rebel threats
Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts
Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria says peace talks are in doubt unless a "credible opposition" takes part, overcoming rifts among its factions.

Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts
The Arab League summit. ©REUTERS
Israelis doubt revived Arab plan will bring peace

Most Israelis are sceptical that the Arab League's modification of its plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will bear fruit.

Israelis doubt revived Arab plan will bring peace
Arab League rejects Ban call to end Syria arms supplies
Arab League rejects Ban call to end Syria arms supplies

UN leader Ban Ki-moon appealed Monday for an end to outside arms supplies to rival sides in the Syrian war but the Arab League chief said that would not be possible.

Arab League rejects Ban call to end Syria arms supplies
Applause as opposition takes Syria seat at Arab summit
Applause as opposition takes Syria seat at Arab summit

Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib took Syria's seat at the Arab League on Tuesday as leaders gathered for the annual summit in Doha gave member states the "right" to arm rebels in the war-torn country.

Applause as opposition takes Syria seat at Arab summit
UN peace envoy to meet Russian, US officials on Syria
UN peace envoy to meet Russian, US officials on Syria

UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was set to meet top US and Russian officials Friday to discuss the Syrian conflict, a day after Damascus denounced his "bias" against President Bashar al-Assad.

UN peace envoy to meet Russian, US officials on Syria
Syria peace envoy in Moscow as Russia pressures Assad
Syria peace envoy in Moscow as Russia pressures Assad

The UN-Arab League peace envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, was to hold talks in Moscow Saturday to find a way out of the Syria conflict.

Syria peace envoy in Moscow as Russia pressures Assad
Arab League hopes US, Russia reconcile on Syria
Arab League hopes US, Russia reconcile on Syria

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi hoped on Sunday that the United States and Russia could reconcile their views over Syria in order to facilitate a settlement of the crisis in the war-ravaged country.

Arab League hopes US, Russia reconcile on Syria
Russia, Arabs agree on need to move forward on Syria
Russia, Arabs agree on need to move forward on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Cairo on Sunday with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi for talks about the Syrian conflict, agreeing on the need to move forward but finding little common ground.

Russia, Arabs agree on need to move forward on Syria
US backs call for Eid truce in Syria
US backs call for Eid truce in Syria

The United States on Friday backed a call by the United Nations, the Arab League and their special envoy to Syria for a ceasefire by both sides in the conflict over this month's Eid al-Adha holiday.

US backs call for Eid truce in Syria
Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control
Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control

Regime aircraft hammered insurgent bastions nationwide on Sunday as rebels said they now control most of the country and have moved their command centre from Turkey to "liberated areas" inside Syria.

Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control
Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed
Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed

Fighting raged in Syria's two biggest cities on Sunday as UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ended his first visit to the country on a peace mission a rebel commander said was doomed to fail.

Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed
UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. ©REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
Brahimi begins Syria mission with Egypt, League talks

UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday begins his Syria mission by meeting League officials and senior Egyptian leaders before heading to Damascus on his first official trip to the region.

Brahimi begins Syria mission with Egypt, League talks
New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'
New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'

New UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has said the death toll in Syria is "staggering" and the destruction "catastrophic" and called for a united stance from the international community.

New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'
New UN envoy 'scared' by Syria conflict task
New UN envoy 'scared' by Syria conflict task

New UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday that he was "scared" at the size of the task of ending the Syria conflict.

New UN envoy 'scared' by Syria conflict task
Lakhdar Brahimi. ©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Brahimi to become new Syria conflict envoy

Lakhdar Brahimi, a veteran diplomat troubleshooter, will take over from Kofi Annan as the international envoy on the Syria conflict.

Brahimi to become new Syria conflict envoy
Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy
Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy

World powers traded blame on Friday after Kofi Annan quit as international peace envoy to Syria, complaining that his initiative to end the bloodshed there never received the support it deserved.

Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy
China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation
China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation

China expressed regret Friday over former UN chief Kofi Annan's resignation as international envoy for Syria and said it would continue to "work for a political resolution" to the conflict.

China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation
Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria
Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan called on the UN Security Council to take strong action on the Syria conflict ahead of a vote Thursday on a western-backed resolution calling for sanctions.

Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria