The prospects of success for the Syria peace talks in Geneva were never bright. Now they have been torpedoed by new fighting on the ground. The peace talks have been postponed until February 25.
Representatives of the Syrian opposition and President Bashar al-Assad's regime are meeting in Astana for a sixth round of talks. They are hoping to secure a ceasefire, but how far off is a lasting peace agreement?
A new safe zone would be a fourth of its kind, which Russian, Iranian and Turkish officials claim led to a decline in violence in Syria. But any comprehensive and long-lasting peace will require the weight of the UN.
Syrian UN Envoy de Mistura has announced the Geneva meeting between the long-battling government and rebel groups. Despite six years of entrenched conflict, one NGO provides hope for deaf Syrians.
A partial ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia appears to have held in southwestern Syria. Government and opposition delegations holding a seventh round of UN-sponsored talks in Geneva.
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