Doha confirms its commitment to finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis based on the global community’s decisions, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani said following talks with his Russian counterpart on Wednesday.
International backers of negotiations to end the conflict in Syria should ensure that any transitional process includes a robust independent body to investigate thousands of “disappeared,” Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations designated August 30 as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to raise awareness about enforced disappearances around the world.
King Abdullah II of Jordan said Tuesday he hopes that a recent ceasefire in southern Syria will spread to other parts of the country to lead to a negotiated peace.
Terrorist groups located in al-Houla area in Homs violated the memorandum on the de-escalation zone in the northern countryside of Homs, targeting the villages of Qurmos and Mreimen with shells.
Kazakhstan said on Tuesday that the next talks to try to thrash out a Syria peace plan in its capital Astana may be held in mid-September, after Russia had planned to hold them in late August.
Countries that want to reopen embassies in Damascus or resume ties with the Damascus government must end their support for Syria’s rebels, President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia next week to discuss “recent development” in Syria.
Moscow hopes the Syrian opposition will fight against terrorism in Syria more actively, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
An advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the six-year war is nearly over as foreign states cut backing for rebels, and vowed the government would confront any “illegitimate” forces, whether Turkish or American.