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Russia calls for 'transition process' in Syria
Russia calls for 'transition process' in Syria

Russia called Saturday for the launch of a political transition process in Syria, a day after peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met with diplomats from Moscow and Washington in a bid to resolve the nearly two-year-old conflict.

Russia calls for 'transition process' in Syria
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
Japan summons China envoy for first time under PM Abe
Japan summons China envoy for first time under PM Abe

Tokyo summoned the Chinese ambassador Tuesday for the first time under the new nationalist government to "strongly protest" against the presence of official ships in waters around disputed islands.

Japan summons China envoy for first time under PM Abe
Syrian regime 'has no future' says US
Syrian regime 'has no future' says US

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi held "constructive" talks in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad, as Washington warned Monday that his regime's days are numbered.

Syrian regime 'has no future' says US
Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties
Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties

Japan's new envoy to China urged stronger economic ties with Beijing in an interview broadcast Monday, after the incoming premier pledged to mend bilateral ties strained by a bitter territorial row.

Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties
Japan's incoming PM pledges to mend ties with China
Japan's incoming PM pledges to mend ties with China

Japan's incoming premier Saturday pledged to seek a thaw in ties with China after a report said he will send a special envoy on a fence-mending mission to Beijing.

Japan's incoming PM pledges to mend ties with China
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
Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid
Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid

Israel's air strikes on the Gaza Strip have heightened the tensions surrounding the Palestinian bid for observer membership at the United Nations planned for later this month.

Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid
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
Envoy urges China to play 'active role' in Syria crisis
Envoy urges China to play 'active role' in Syria crisis

UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday he hoped China would play an active role in helping end the violence in Syria as he met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi for talks in Beijing.

Envoy urges China to play 'active role' in Syria crisis
New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses
New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses

Air raids, clashes and car bombings shook Syria on Sunday, killing nearly 100 people, monitors said, as world powers look to pick up the pieces of a failed bid to bring in a Muslim holiday ceasefire.

New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses
Peace envoy Brahimi urges truce as bomb rocks Damascus
Peace envoy Brahimi urges truce as bomb rocks Damascus

Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appealed to both sides to call a truce to the conflict during a Muslim holiday this week after talks with President Bashar al-Assad, as a deadly blast rocked Damascus.

Peace envoy Brahimi urges truce as bomb rocks Damascus
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
Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region 'ablaze'
Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region 'ablaze'

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that the Syria conflict risks setting the region "ablaze", as clashes broke out across the border with Lebanon.

Peace envoy warns Syria conflict could set region 'ablaze'
Syria 'ready to explore' truce even as it bombs rebels
Syria 'ready to explore' truce even as it bombs rebels

Syria has said it is prepared to explore a truce proposal by international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, even as it unleashed multiple air strikes on rebel positions on a key highway.

Syria 'ready to explore' truce even as it bombs rebels
UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20
UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has called for a ceasefire in Syria during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, as the revolt enters its 20th month with a death toll of more than 33,000.

UN envoy urges Syria truce as conflict enters month 20
Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus
Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus

Syria's army rained shells on rebel bastions in and around Damascus Tuesday and sent extra troops to second city Aleppo, as a watchdog said the death toll from 18 months of violence now topped 31,000.

Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus
Iran vows to 'retaliate' any foreign attack
Iran vows to 'retaliate' any foreign attack

Iran on Thursday vowed to "retaliate" against any attack after Israel's prime minister called for a "red line" to prevent the Islamic republic from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Iran vows to 'retaliate' any foreign attack
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Syria army HQ bombed as leaders at UN clamor for peace

Two bombs struck the Syrian army headquarters in the heart of Damascus Wednesday, as Hillary Clinton appealed for the "paralyzed" UN Security Council to find a way to end the conflict.

Syria army HQ bombed as leaders at UN clamor for peace
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN

US President Barack Obama will lead Western demands for action on the Syrian civil war at the start of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN