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  • Syrian rebels: No talks unless humanitarian conditions met

    January 13, 2016 1:41 PM

    BEIRUT - Rebel groups in Syria say they are rejecting peace talks in Geneva later this month unless humanitarian conditions mentioned in a U.N. resolution are fulfilled. In a statement Wednesday, the Free Syrian Army and 33 other factions and rebel groups - including the powerful Army of Islam -... more »
  • Negotiators take heart at Obama climate change comments

    December 1, 2015 12:16 PM

    LE BOURGET, France - France's environment minister is welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to push for a climate accord that includes legally binding promises. Obama said on the sidelines of climate negotiations in Paris that parts of the accord should be binding to hold countries accountable. But Obama's remarks... more »
  • Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline

    April 1, 2015 12:54 PM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are still facing a "tough struggle," indicating the talks are not likely to end soon. At the same time, he's holding out hope that the sides will be able to negotiate a preliminary accord that... more »
  • Obama: Hopeful about talks with Russia over Syria

    September 12, 2013 10:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's hopeful Secretary of State John Kerry's meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Switzerland can "yield a concrete result" on Syria. Kerry opened two days of meeting with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Thursday. The two hope to settle on the outlines... more »
  • US: ball is in Taliban's court for Afghan talks

    June 22, 2013 11:06 AM

    DOHA, Qatar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a spat over the Taliban office in Qatar is the "very first test" of the Islamic militant movement's commitment to peace talks. The opening of the Taliban office was heralded as the best chance of bringing the sides to the... more »

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