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    Opinion divided on outcome of Syria peace talks

    Opinions on the outcome of the Astana talks have varied, as the 2-day negotiations between the Syrian Government and opposition factions ended on 24 January at the Rixos Hotel in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

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    Trilateral approach to Syrian ceasefire established

    A joint undertaking to observe the proposed ceasefire between the Syrian government and the rebels has been agreed upon. Moscow has hooked up with Ankara and Tehran in laying out the necessary framework to monitor the cessation of hostilities.

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    Russia presents new draft Syrian constitution at peace talks

    The Russian government believes that the draft of a new Constitution of Syria, presented and discussed during the Astana talks in Kazakhstan, can commence the political process that could end the 6-year conflict that devastated the Syrian nation.

  • Syria opposition willing to extend Astana talks

    The Syrian opposition groups are willing to walk another mile at Astana talks in their bid to end the years of civil unrest in Syria. While the two-day negotiation could end today, January 24, the opposition delegation expressed readiness to extend for another day to finalize the mechanism in achieving peace in Syria.

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    Russian military demine 69 hectare area in Aleppo

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation has announced that engineers from the International Mine Action Center have conducted mine-sweeping operations in eastern portion of Aleppo over the last 24 hours.

  • UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura

    World stands still as Syria peace talks begin in Astana

    Hundreds of journalists from around the world are at Astana, Kazakhstan today to cover the highly anticipated peace talks between the Syrian government and some rebel groups. Russia, Turkey, and Iran brokered the initiative to end the six-year conflict in Syria that displaced millions and left nearly 500,000 people dead.

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    Syrian government and opposition factions begin talks

    Negotiations between the Syrian Government and various opposition groups have begun at the Rixos Hotel in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan as part of the initiative led by Russia, Turkey, and Iran.

  • Russia to open new reconciliation center in Syria

    The Russian government will establish a new reconciliation center to fast track the brokering of peace negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition militant groups.