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  • Syrian peace talks hit impasse over political transition

    Syrian peace talks hit impasse over political transition
    GENEVA -- Peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian war hit an impasse Monday when the most contentious issue -- the future governing structure -- came up for discussion between representatives of President Bashar Assad and the U.S.-backed opposition....
  • Syrian government, opposition group hold first face-to-face talks

    GENEVA — Representatives of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and members of a U.S.-backed opposition bloc held their first-ever face-to-face meetings Saturday, as a nascent peace process finally seemed to move to the crucial phase...
  • 'Reconciliation' takes hold in embattled Syria town

    TAL KHALAKH, Syria — For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels. "I was ashamed," recalled the father, a shop owner in Tal Khalakh, long renowned as a...
  • U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment

    U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment
    WASHINGTON — Five years after President Obama vowed to expand U.S. relations with the Arab world and the broader Middle East, his administration is under fire from allies worried that the United States is scaling back its historic role as a power...
  • Syrian negotiators focus on humanitarian aid for civilians

    GENEVA — Humanitarian aid for civilians trapped in Syria's civil war topped the agenda Saturday as representatives of President Bashar Assad's government and members of a U.S.-backed opposition bloc held their first face-to-face meetings. The...
  • War crimes in Syria?

    We don't know their names but we know their numbers, and we can see the evidence of their torture, thanks to a former crime-scene photographer who says he became a reluctant documenter of murder "on an industrial scale" committed by Bashar Assad's...
  • Syria's warring sides to meet in same room Saturday, mediator says

    GENEVA -- The two opposing sides in Syria's peace negotiations have agreed to meet in the same room, the chief United Nations mediator announced Friday, following a turbulent first day of talks during which the two camps remained apart and the Syrian...
  • Syrian officials and opposition to meet at Geneva peace talks

    GENEVA – Syrian government officials and members of the U.S.-backed opposition are expected to meet Friday in their first face-to-face negotiations since civil war broke out almost three years ago. The venue for the long-anticipated peace talks in...
  • Russian firm signs 25-year energy deal with Syria

    Russian firm signs 25-year energy deal with Syria
    AMMAN, Jordan -- The Syrian government has signed a joint development agreement with a Russian energy company to explore for oil in the Middle Eastern country's territorial waters off the Mediterranean coast, according to SANA, the Syrian state news...
  • A Beltway pundit's cloudy crystal ball

    A Beltway pundit's cloudy crystal ball
    To err is human. To err twice a week, you have to be a columnist. In 2012, I cemented my reputation as a pundit by making some notable blunders — predicting, for example, that the presidential election would be too close to call. The race was...
  • Fate of Bashar Assad is key in Syria talks

    Fate of Bashar Assad is key in Syria talks
    MONTREUX, Switzerland — At the core of the extraordinary diplomatic push launched Wednesday to end Syria's civil war is the fate of one man: Syrian President Bashar Assad. Assad has steadfastly maintained power during nearly three years of war and...
  • The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option

     The Syria peace conference: Diplomacy still the best option
    Expectations are understandably low for an international peace conference on Syria that opens Wednesday in Switzerland. It isn't just that the meeting almost didn't happen because of a dispute over whether representatives of Iran would attend. There's...