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U.N. bids to bring Syria warring sides together 
By Michael Mainville | January 23, 2014 12:54 PM
U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets Syria's warring sides behind closed doors to gauge if they are willing to sit down face-to-face after the first day of a peace conference ended in bitter exchanges.
'Enough is enough, time to negotiate,' UN chief tells Syrians 
January 22, 2014 07:17 PM
UN leader Ban Ki-moon told Syria's warring sides Wednesday that the time had come for negotiations to end the country's bloodshed, in closing remarks at a peace conference in Switzerland.
UN defends Iran exclusion from Syria talks 
By Cara Anna | January 21, 2014 08:35 PM (Last Updated: 21/01/2014 09:09 PM)
The United Nations on Tuesday strongly defended Iran's exclusion from Syria peace talks after criticism from Russia and the Tehran government.
U.N. chief boots Iran out of Syria peace talks 
By Timothy Witcher | January 21, 2014 12:38 PM
In an abrupt reversal, the United Nations barred Iran Monday from this week's Syria peace conference after it refused to back calls for a transitional government to end the country's war.
Ban considering 'options' for Syria peace conference: UN 
January 20, 2014 07:40 PM (Last Updated: 20/01/2014 07:59 PM)
UN leader Ban Ki-moon is "dismayed" by actions by Iran and other parties invited to this week's Syria peace conference and is considering "options" on the future of the talks, his spokesman said Monday.
U.S. expects U.N. to withdraw Iran invite to Syria talks 
January 20, 2014 05:36 PM (Last Updated: 20/01/2014 06:45 PM)
Washington is in talks with the U.N. over the surprise invitation of Iran to Syria peace talks and expects the invite to be withdrawn, a U.S. official says.
Ban hails Syria opposition accord on peace talks 
January 19, 2014 04:16 PM
UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Sunday hailed the Syrian opposition's decision to join an international peace conference this week as a boost to efforts to halt the Syrian war.
Iran invited to Syria peace conference: Ban 
January 20, 2014 01:31 AM (Last Updated: 20/01/2014 11:18 AM)
Iran will attend this week's Syria peace conference after it pledged to play a "positive and constructive role" in efforts to end the three-year-old war, UN leader Ban Ki-moon says.
U.N. envoy reports child soldiers in South Sudan 
January 17, 2014 03:48 PM
A top U.N. rights envoy in South Sudan says child soldiers are fighting in the more than month-long conflict, with mass killings reported to have taken place.
South Sudan battles rage as conflict enters second month 
By Waakhe Simon Wudu | January 15, 2014 12:07 PM
South Sudan's military battle rebels in the streets of the key northern oil town of Malakal, the army says, as conflict in the world's newest nation enters its second month.
Rebels overrun ISIS headquarters in Aleppo 
January 09, 2014 01:00 AM
Syrian rebels overran the Aleppo headquarters of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) Wednesday, as claims had emerged that the group had massacred prisoners there in cold blood.
Syria peace meet must seek future without Assad: Turkey PM 
January 07, 2014 09:23 AM (Last Updated: 07/01/2014 01:27 PM)
A U.N.-hosted peace conference on Syria must work to remove President Bashar Assad from power because of his culpability for tens of thousands of deaths, Turkey's Prime Minster says in Tokyo.
US denounces Iran role in Syria ahead of conference 
January 07, 2014 09:48 PM
The United States on Tuesday accused Iran of helping "brutalize" Syria as Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to talk to Russia about Tehran's potential role at a peace conference.
Syrians want Assad to run in polls: minister 
January 08, 2014 12:29 AM
Syria’s information minister said Tuesday the Syrian people had decided President Bashar Assad should be nominated for another term and would pressure him to stand in polls this year.

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