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ISIS could return to Syria, warns UN envoy

UN’s envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says Syria could see the return of ISIS if there is no inclusive peace settlement.

ISIS could return to Syria, warns UN envoy

50,000 people still trapped in eastern Aleppo

Around 50,000 people, most of them civilians, still trapped in eastern Aleppo, says UN envoy.

50,000 people still trapped in eastern Aleppo

UN: Time is running out in Aleppo

UN envoy says time is "running out" for efforts to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's war-battered Aleppo.

UN: Time is running out in Aleppo

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.

UN envoy lauds significant drop in Syria violence

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.

UN envoys eyes August date for new Syria talks

Syrian 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.

Syrian civil society groups threaten to quit peace talks

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.

UN envoy says Syria peace talks can resume in July

UN: Syria talks will continue

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura downplays Syria opposition's quitting peace talks, saying they will continue.

UN: Syria peace talks will continue despite opposition quitting

UN: Syrian regime blocking crucial aid deliveries

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura says Syria is imposing restrictions on humanitarian convoys to besieged people.

UN envoy: Syrian regime blocking crucial aid deliveries

UN envoy: Syria talks are 'crucially important'

UN peace envoy to Syria says upcoming round of negotiations in Geneva are "crucially important".

UN envoy: Syria peace talks are 'crucially important'

UN Syria envoy meets Lavrov ahead of peace talks

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as peace talks are expected to resume next week.

UN Syria envoy meets Lavrov ahead of peace talks resumption

Syrian regime blames UN envoy for fruitless talks

Source close to Damascus government blasts UN envoy for pressuring the regime to unveil a transition strategy.

Syrian regime blames UN envoy for 'fruitless' peace talks

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.

UN demands clear steps in Syria talks

UN calls for elections in Syria

Envoy urges UN-observed elections in 18 months, as Russia calls to include Kurds in negotiations.

UN calls for elections in Syria

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.

New round of Syria talks to begin March 14

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.

UN envoy: February 25 Syria talks are unrealistic

Syria peace talks suspended

Talks aimed at securing peace in Syria suspended until February 25 as sides blame each other.

Syria peace talks suspended

UN envoy: Hopes to resolve conflict could be lost

UN's special envoy warns against the failure of latest peace talks between Syrian regime and opposition.

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

Syria talks 'cannot fail,' opposition misses start

Drama over Syria peace talks continues ahead of Friday start date, as UN works to kick things off in Geneva.

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

UN envoy meets with Syrian opposition in S. Arabia

UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, meets with diplomats, Syrian opposition in Riyadh.

UN envoy meets with Syrian opposition in Saudi Arabia

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.

UN sets January 25 as date of Syria peace talks

UN Syria envoy: Don't squander 'momentum'

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura urges world powers to come up with a political process to end Syria's civil war.

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

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.

UN envoy urges Syria ceasefires to build on talks

Syria Blasts UN Envoy for Criticizing Bomb Attacks

Syria's government slams Staffan de Mistura for his criticism of regime air raids that killed nearly 100 people.

Syria Blasts UN Envoy for Criticizing Barrel Bomb Attacks

UN Envoy Invites Syrians to Thematic Talks

'Sadly there is still no consensus on the way forward,' UN envoy to Syria laments.

UN Envoy Invites Syrians to Parallel, Thematic Talks

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.

UN Envoy to Brief Security Council on Syria War

UN Envoy Condemns Civilian Deaths in Syria

Staffan de Mistura ends three-day trip to Damascus with condemnation of the deaths of civilians in both government and rebel fire.

UN Envoy Concludes Trip to Syria, Condemns Civilian Deaths

Assad, 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.

Assad and UN Envoy Agree to Keep Pushing Peace

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.

UN Envoy to Complain to Assad About Barrel Bombs

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.

UN's Syria Envoy to Visit Damascus

UN's Syria Envoy Extends Talks Until July

Staffan de Mistura extends wide-ranging talks by another month.

UN's Syria Envoy Extends Talks Until July

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.

UN Envoy Condemns Syria Barrel Bomb Slaughter

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.

UN's Syria Envoy Opens Talks in Geneva

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.

UN: Separate Talks with Syria Rival Sides to Start Tuesday

Syrian Opposition to Meet UN Envoy for Talks

Representatives from Syria's opposition National Coalition to UN's envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva next month.

Syrian Opposition to Meet UN Envoy for Peace Talks

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.

UN Envoy Plans More Talks on Syria War

Rebels in Aleppo Reject UN Envoy's Ceasefire

Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo reject UN envoy de Mistura's plan for a freeze in fighting.

Rebels in Aleppo Reject UN Envoy's Ceasefire Proposal

Syria 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.

Syrian Regime Willing to Suspend Bombardment of Aleppo

Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Snubs UN Envoy

Hezbollah allies in Lebanon say Nasrallah refused to meet UN Syria envoy last week, sending deputy instead; local political tensions high.

Hezbollah Leader Snubs UN Envoy as Lebanon Tension Simmers

UN Envoy Meets Hezbollah Terror Leader

Israel asked UN to disarm Hezbollah after attack on border last week - instead, UN envoy and coordinator chat with deputy chief.

UN Envoy Meets Hezbollah Leader Who Called to Destroy Israel