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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

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

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

France Pessimistic About Syria Peace Talks

French FM says the moderate Syrian opposition is in "serious difficulty", putting peace talks aimed at ending the crisis in trouble.Elad Benari, 12/15/2013, 4:43 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

Assad's Government Agrees to Attend Geneva Talks

Syrian government will participate in Geneva peace talks but declares that Assad will not “hand over power.”Elad Benari, 11/28/2013, 3:13 AM

Syrian Rebels Reject Ceasefire, Talks

Free Syrian Army head rejects participation in 'Geneva 2' conference; French FM says Assad, jihadis not invited.Ari Soffer, 11/26/2013, 8:48 PM

Geneva II Syria Talks Announced for January

UN announces Assad's regime and opposition forces will hold peace talks in January as fighting rages on.Ari Yashar, 11/25/2013, 3:34 PM