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New York: While deep distrust persists among warring parties in Syria, a “faint but real ray of hope” emerged with the convening in Geneva of the Constitutional Committee after a nine-month hiatus, the top UN envoy helping chart a path out of the near decade-long conflict, told the Security Council on Friday. more
UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe violations in northern Syria

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has urged Turkey to launch an immediate independent investigation into violations and abuses committed in parts of north, northwest and ...

Syria: UN urges Russia and Turkey to secure ‘fresh ceasefire’ as risk of military escalation grows

New York: With the Security Council meeting in emergency session on Syria following the death on the battlefield of dozens of Turkish troops, the UN strongly urged Russia and Turkey on Fr ...

Syrian Constitutional Committee a ‘sign of hope’: UN envoy tells Security Council

New York: The launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee could be a “door-opener” to finally providing a solution to the country’s brutal conflict, UN Special Envoy G ...

US President Donald Trump leans toward leaving about 200 US special forces in eastern Syria - Reports

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump is in favor of keeping a small contingent of US troops in eastern Syria to fight the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia), US media ...

Turkey-Syria offensive: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects US call for ceasefire

Ankara: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ following policy shift over northeastern Syria

New York: The UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States ...

Trump continues national emergency with respect to Syria for 1 Year - White House

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump continued on Wednesday the national emergency with respect to Syria for an additional year leaving sanctions against Damascus in place, ...

Aid convoy for north-east Syria postponed over security concerns – UN relief chief

New York,  A humanitarian convoy carrying relief aid for tens of thousands of “desperate” civilians in north-eastern Syria who have not received aid since January this ye ...

‘We need accountability’ to end the crime of chemical weapons use in Syria, says Guterres

New York: The members of the United Nations Security Council need to find a way to unite and punish anyone found to have used chemical weapons in Syria, in line with international law.