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The High Negotiations Committee presented on Monday a road map and guidelines to write a new post-war Syrian constitution.

The HNC said on Saturday that it will be boycotting talks hosted by Russia in Sochi.

Assad negotiators meet UN envoy at Syria peace talks Assad negotiators meet UN envoy at Syria peace talks

The New Arab & agencies

Assad negotiators meet UN envoy at Syria peace talks

Syrian regime officials met the UN on Wednesday for talks on ending the deadly conflict after threatening to skip negotiations over the opposition's call for Bashar al-Assad to step down.

Syria regime to 'join peace talks' in Geneva

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime to 'join peace talks' in Geneva

A Syrian foreign ministry official says a government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday to take part in direct peace talks with the ...

Syrian government delegation delay departure to Geneva peace talks

The New Arab

Syrian government delegation delay departure to Geneva peace talks

The Syrian government's delegation postponed its departure to the peace talks due to resume in Geneva on Tuesday

The New Arab

Syrian opposition forms 23-member delegation for talks with regime

A 23-member delegation will represent the Syrian opposition at the upcoming Geneva talks on Tuesday, sources told The New Arab.

The New Arab

Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

Leading Syrian negotiator Nasr al-Hariri will head the opposition's negotiating team in Geneva next week, but not everyone is happy with the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian opposition agrees on united delegation for Geneva talks

Syrian opposition groups in Riyadh agree to send a 50-strong unified delegation to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in Geneva next week.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to water down ...

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

The New Arab & agencies

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of ...

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

UN mediation in Syria conflict 'has failed'

The New Arab

UN mediation in Syria conflict 'has failed'

A prominent Syrian opposition leader said on Thursday that United Nations mediation to end Syria's devastating six-year war had failed, vowing ...

Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

The New Arab

Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

Russia has upped its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive IS militants from their stronghold in Deir az-Zour.

UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

The New Arab & agencies

UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said he hopes to launch "real, substantive" peace talks in October, to allow the opposition to develop a ...

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical policies in Syria, writes Sam Hamad

The New Arab

Hizballah chief Nasrallah says Assad's regime will 'stay on'

The head of powerful Lebanese Shia group Hizballah said on Sunday that it is time for the world to accept that Assad will stay on as Syria's ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia rejects Assad role in Syria transition

Saudi Arabia has rejected media reports that Riyadh has gone soft on Assad, and says it still insists there can be no role for Syria's president ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition deny they were told to 'accept Assad'

Syria's main opposition has denied a report that the Saudi Arabia's foreign minister told them that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would remain ...

UN Syria envoy hails small gains in peace talks UN Syria envoy hails small gains in peace talks

The New Arab & agencies

UN Syria envoy hails small gains in peace talks

United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura says he plans to convene an eighth round of talks in early September, instructing all sides to be ...

Bachar Halabi

What will Macron's mandate mean for the Middle East?

Analysis: Macron has made an impressive start, winning an overwhelming majority in parliament. What might his presidency have in store for ...

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

In the first concrete results from talks this week on ending Syria's conflict, the UN said Thursday the warring sides had agreed to set-up ...

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Sam Hamad

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared ...

UN proposes steps for drafting new Syria constitution

The New Arab & agencies

UN proposes steps for drafting new Syria constitution

The UN's Syria envoy has proposed the creation of a 'consultative' team to immediately begin work on options for drafting a new constitution for ...

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