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Syrian Government, Opposition Exchange Accusations at Geneva II

First day of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition characterized by bitter accusations.Elad Benari, 1/23/2014, 3:13 AM

Shameless: Iran Calls for End to 'Terror' in Syria Via Geneva II

Iran calls for diplomatic end to 'terror' in Syria - despite having armed one side of that war since the conflict began in 2011.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 1/22/2014, 7:47 PM

Syria's FM: Assad's Future a 'Red Line'

"Nobody can touch the presidency," declares Syrian Foreign Minister as he arrives for "Geneva II" talks.Elad Benari, 1/22/2014, 3:43 AM

Syrian Opposition Group Rejects Peace Talks, Quits Bloc

Syrian National Council quits the Syrian National Coalition in protest over its attendance at the Geneva II talks.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 6:44 AM

U.S. Welcomes Decision to Disinvite Iran from Geneva II

State Department hopes "all parties can now return to focus on the task at hand" after UN's Ban cancels Iran's invitation to Geneva II.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 4:42 AM

UN Cancels Iran's Invite to Syria Peace Talks

UN head withdraws offer for Iran to attend Geneva 2 after Tehran refuses to support a June 2012 political transition deal.Elad Benari, 1/21/2014, 1:46 AM

Iran Invited to Geneva 2 Talks, Syrian Opposition Fumes

Syria's opposition threatens to withdraw from planned peace talks in Geneva after UN's Ban invites Iran.Elad Benari, 1/20/2014, 6:42 AM

Kerry Urges Syrian Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

"Syria has become the magnet for jihadists," warns Kerry as Syrian opposition prepares to vote on attending peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/17/2014, 5:07 AM

Syria: West Reaches Out to Assad Over Jihadists

Syrian official: growing concern over rebel forces, including foreign jihadis, has caused the West to reach out to Assad.Tova Dvorin, 1/15/2014, 10:03 PM

Friends of Syria Urge Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

The "Friends of Syria" alliance says opposition groups should attend peace talks in Geneva.Elad Benari, 1/13/2014, 3:44 AM

‘Friends of Syria’ Try Again on Talks

11 countries make new attempt to get Assad, rebels to negotiate., 1/12/2014, 10:20 AM

Rouhani: Syria Talks will Fail if Iran Doesn't Attend

Rouhani tells Putin that "Geneva 2" conference will fail if Tehran does not participate.Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 4:44 AM

U.S.: Iran Helping Assad 'Brutalize' His People

United States accuses Iran of helping "brutalize" Syria, says it should take "steps" to participate in Geneva peace conference.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 3:42 AM

Iran Not Invited to Syria Peace Talks

United Nations chief sends out invitations to the planned Geneva II peace conference, Iran not on the first list.Elad Benari, 1/7/2014, 5:44 AM

Syrian National Council Rejects Geneva II Talks

Key group within Syria’s mainstream opposition reaffirms it will not attend the planned Geneva II peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/5/2014, 3:17 AM

Syria: We Want Iran to Participate in Geneva 2 Talks

Syria’s Foreign Minister clarifies that his country is committed to having its key regional ally Iran attend next month's peace conference.Elad Benari, 12/30/2013, 3:44 AM

US Blocking Iran From Syria Geneva II Talks

US Arab League envoy Brahimi reveals US is against Iran participation in Syria peace talks, in opposition to UN support.Ari Yashar, 12/21/2013, 9:33 PM

Putin Meets Saudi Intel Chief To Discuss Syria and Iran

Meeting in Moscow focuses on Syria crisis and Geneva 2 talks, 'positive dynamics' of Iran deal, signals closer relations between 2 nations.Ari Yashar, 12/4/2013, 12:15 AM

Ban Ki-Moon: Iran Should Participate in Geneva II Talks

UN Secretary General announces intentions to have Iran participate in Geneva 2, despite allegations that Tehran is involved in conflict.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2013, 3:00 PM

Israel to Lobby US Congress to Prevent Iran Deal

Naftali Bennett reveals lobbying initiative in IDF Radio interview Sunday; aims to rally international support before renewing talksTova Dvorin, 11/10/2013, 11:32 AM

Syria Says No to Peace Talks Aimed at Removing Assad

The Syrian regime will not attend a peace conference if the aim is for Assad to hand over power, says information minister.Elad Benari, 11/5/2013, 6:12 AM

Syrian Army Preparing for Major Damascus Assault

US, Russia hoping to prevent the move, which may derail Geneva 2 talks between the warring sides.Dalit Halevy, ArutzSheva Staff, 11/4/2013, 10:22 AM

Syria: Deputy Prime Minister Dismissed

Qadri Jamil, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister, has been released from his post Tuesday. Statement: Jamil neglected his dutiesTova Dvorin , 10/29/2013, 5:43 PM

Iran, UN Envoy Agree on Syria Solution

Iranian source claims meeting with UN envoy led to agreement on political solution to Syrian crisis.Ari Yashar, 10/29/2013, 9:10 AM