UN envoy lauds significant drop in Syria violence

UN's Syria envoy applauds a fall in violence through the first 24 hours of ceasefire, but says aid convoys have not yet deployed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2016, 5:44 AM

UN envoys eyes August date for new Syria talks

UN's Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, voices hope that peace talks could restart next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2016, 5:08 AM

Syrian civil society groups threaten to quit peace talks

24 Syrian civil society groups threaten to quit peace talks over the failure to halt fighting in the five-year war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2016, 5:12 AM

UN envoy says Syria peace talks can resume in July

UN’s mediator for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says peace talks can resume if the security and humanitarian situation improve.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2016, 6:46 AM

UN: Syria peace talks will continue despite opposition quitting

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura downplays Syria opposition's quitting peace talks, saying they will continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2016, 4:42 AM

UN envoy: Syrian regime blocking crucial aid deliveries

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says Syria is imposing restrictions on humanitarian convoys to besieged people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2016, 1:13 AM

UN envoy: Syria peace talks are 'crucially important'

UN peace envoy to Syria says upcoming round of negotiations in Geneva are "crucially important".Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 1:43 AM

UN Syria envoy meets Lavrov ahead of peace talks resumption

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as peace talks are expected to resume next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2016, 3:44 AM

Syrian regime blames UN envoy for 'fruitless' peace talks

Source close to Damascus government blasts UN envoy for pressuring the regime to unveil a transition strategy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/20/2016, 5:46 AM

UN demands clear steps in Syria talks

UN Syria envoy wraps up week of peace talks, but sides remain fiercely divided over Assad's future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2016, 3:02 PM

UN calls for elections in Syria

Envoy urges UN-observed elections in 18 months, as Russia calls to include Kurds in negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 12:15 PM

New round of Syria talks to begin March 14

UN outlines timetable for Syria peace talks, slated to begin March 14 and last no longer than 10 days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2016, 4:44 AM

UN envoy: February 25 Syria talks are unrealistic

UN special envoy for Syria doubts it will be realistic to resume peace talks as scheduled next week.Arutz Sheva North America, 2/19/2016, 10:35 PM

Syria peace talks suspended

Talks aimed at securing peace in Syria suspended until February 25 as sides blame each other.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2016, 2:15 AM

UN envoy: All hope to resolve Syria conflict could be lost

UN's special envoy warns against the failure of latest peace talks between Syrian regime and opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2016, 5:13 AM

Syria talks 'cannot fail,' but opposition to miss start

Drama over Syria peace talks continues ahead of Friday start date, as UN works to kick things off in Geneva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2016, 9:10 PM

UN envoy meets with Syrian opposition in Saudi Arabia

UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, meets with diplomats, Syrian opposition in Riyadh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 2:43 PM

UN sets January 25 as date of Syria peace talks

UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hopes to convene Syria talks on January 25 in Geneva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 4:50 AM

UN Syria envoy: Don't squander 'momentum' of Vienna talks

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura urges world powers to come up with a political process to end Syria's civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2015, 5:45 AM

UN envoy urges Syria ceasefires to build on talks

End of multinational meeting culminates with call for 'reductions of violence' in four-year holy war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2015, 7:04 PM

Syria Blasts UN Envoy for Criticizing Barrel Bomb Attacks

Syria's government slams Staffan de Mistura for his criticism of regime air raids that killed nearly 100 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2015, 6:46 AM

UN Envoy Invites Syrians to Parallel, Thematic Talks

'Sadly there is still no consensus on the way forward,' UN envoy to Syria laments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2015, 6:32 PM

UN Envoy to Brief Security Council on Syria War

Staffan de Mistura to address the Security Council next week to make recommendations for ending the war in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2015, 4:42 AM

UN Envoy Concludes Trip to Syria, Condemns Civilian Deaths

Staffan de Mistura ends three-day trip to Damascus with condemnation of the deaths of civilians in both government and rebel fire.Ben Ariel, 6/18/2015, 1:13 AM

Assad and UN Envoy Agree to Keep Pushing Peace

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura agree to continue talks to find a political solution to the war.Ben Ariel, 6/17/2015, 12:12 AM

UN Envoy to Complain to Assad About Barrel Bombs

Envoy to Syria arrives in Damascus to discuss Geneva talks, as well as lethally crude bombs dropped indiscriminately on civilians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2015, 2:48 PM

UN's Syria Envoy to Visit Damascus

Staffan de Mistura announces visit to Damascus, renews criticism of the use of barrel bombs by President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.Ben Ariel, 6/15/2015, 3:45 AM

UN's Syria Envoy Extends Talks Until July

Staffan de Mistura extends wide-ranging talks by another month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 3:16 AM

UN Envoy Condemns Syria Barrel Bomb Slaughter

Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura calls for condemnation as regime bombards civilians in areas seized by rebels, killing scores.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2015, 11:37 AM

UN's Syria Envoy Opens Talks in Geneva

Staffan de Mistura, the UN's peace envoy for Syria, launches wide-ranging consultations in Geneva with regional and domestic players.Ben Ariel, 5/6/2015, 5:13 AM

UN: Separate Talks with Syria Rival Sides to Start Tuesday

United Nations peace envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, plays down expectations over 'consultations' with warring factions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2015, 2:09 PM

Syrian Opposition to Meet UN Envoy for Peace Talks

Representatives from Syria's opposition National Coalition to UN's envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva next month.Ben Ariel, 4/29/2015, 4:13 AM

UN Envoy Plans More Talks on Syria War

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura wants his next consultations on the conflict in Syria to include "all those with influence," says spokesman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2015, 4:12 AM

Rebels in Aleppo Reject UN Envoy's Ceasefire Proposal

Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo reject UN envoy de Mistura's plan for a freeze in fighting.Ben Ariel, 3/2/2015, 3:44 AM

Syrian Regime Willing to Suspend Bombardment of Aleppo

UN diplomat says the Syrian regime is willing to suspend its aerial bombardment of Aleppo for a six-week humanitarian ceasefire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2015, 4:46 AM

Hezbollah Leader Snubs UN Envoy as Lebanon Tension Simmers

Hezbollah allies in Lebanon say Nasrallah refused to meet UN Syria envoy last week, sending deputy instead; local political tensions high.Ari Yashar, 10/20/2014, 11:08 AM

UN Envoy Meets Hezbollah Leader Who Called to Destroy Israel

Israel asked UN to disarm Hezbollah after attack on border last week - instead, UN envoy and coordinator chat with deputy chief.Ari Yashar, 10/17/2014, 10:52 AM