Staffan de Mistura

Vladimir Putin in warning to Israel after Russian military plane downed by Syria

Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed sorrow over the incident.<p>Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Mr Putin to express sorrow …

Russian Military

Staffan de Mistura (Special Envoy) on the situation in the Middle East - Security Council, 8355th meeting

Briefing by Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, on the situation in the Middle East.

UN Security Council

UN envoy asks for implementation of deal on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday asked for the quick implementation of a Russia-Turkey agreement to set up a demilitarized …

Demilitarized Zone

Time Limit of Few Weeks to Dissolve HTS in Syria’s Idlib

Pressure exerted by western countries and Turkey on Russia seems to have deferred a looming offensive by the Moscow-backed Syrian regime on the …

Middle East

UN Syria envoy meets Iran, Russia, Turkey diplomats

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday continued to meet diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva to discuss the process of …

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Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib - Iranian senior official

Iran shares the United Nations' concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's Idlib province and will seek to avert it, Hossein …

Middle East

UN Hopes to Revitalize Political Peace Process for Syria

As military attacks on Idlib intensify, the United Nations is trying to put the Syrian conflict back on the political negotiating table. Senior …

Middle East

Many In Syria Worried That Government Is Preparing To Launch Assault On Idlib Region

The fate of close to 3 million Syrians living in the Idlib region hangs in the balance as leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Tehran to discuss the situation on Friday, while U.N. diplomats met in New York.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>The fate of close to 3 million Syrians living in the …

Middle East

OSE Syria - Media Stakeout: Humanitarian Access Task Force (Geneva, 4 September 2018)

4 Sep 2018 - United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura and his Special Advisor, Jan Egeland, speak to the press following the …

Middle East

U.N. Diplomats Warn Fight For Syria's Idlib Province Could Worsen

The U.N.'s senior envoys for Syria offer updates on their efforts to slow regime and Russian attacks on Idlib province before it becomes a disaster for the three million civilians there.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>As bad as the war has already been in Syria, it could get worse now in the fight for …

Middle East

U.N. sees 'moment of truth' for Syria political process

GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks between major powers this month on setting up a committee to lead constitutional reform in Syria will be a “moment of truth” for a credible political process, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters on Tuesday.<p>U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura attends a news …

Middle East

UN Envoy to Syria Urges Russia, Turkey to Avert Idlib ‘Bloodbath’

United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura urged on Tuesday the leaders of Russia and Turkey to intervene to avert a “bloodbath” in the …

Middle East

Battle for Idlib: Who controls what?

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said the anticipated battle in Idlib would affect millions of civilians.<p>Air raids have pounded areas in Syria's last rebel-held province of Idlib, killing several civilians and raising further concerns that an all-out government offensive is only a matter of …

Middle East

UN Envoy Warns Against Use of Chemical Weapons in Battle for Idlib

The United Nations expressed concern for civilians in the Idlib area in northwestern Syria, where government forces, backed by Russia, plan to launch …

Middle East

As Syria's final battles looms, what comes next?

The Assad government and its allies are preparing for a final assault on Idlib, the country's last rebel-held province.<p>The Syrian government and its ally Russia have hinted, in recent statements, that a push to retake the northern province of Idlib, the last major rebel-held area, may begin soon.<p>It …

Middle East

Russia to deploy mass of ships for military drill in Meditterranean amidst ‘perfect storm’ brewing with Syria

Russia has announced it will begin a major military drill in the Mediterranean off the coast of Syria tomorrow (Saturday) as the UN warned a “perfect …

Middle East

The Latest: UN envoy suggests civilians leave Syria's Idlib

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):<p>3 p.m.<p>The U.N. envoy for Syria is proposing that civilians evacuate the rebel-held …

Middle East

UN envoy warns Russia and Assad against 'most horrific tragedy' in Syria

Bashar Assad’s regime is on the cusp of perpetrating “the most horrific tragedy” of the Syrian civil war, a top United Nations official warned …

Middle East

U.N. Syria envoy warns of 'perfect storm' in Idlib

U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura warned of a "perfect storm" facing the country's Idlib province.

Middle East

Russia to Hold Mediterranean Drills amid Rising Tension over Idlib

Russia announced on Thursday major military drills in the Mediterranean Sea amid growing tensions over the northern Syrian province of Idlib.<p>The …

Middle East

UN Syria envoy floats idea of evacuating Idlib civilians

GENEVA (AP) — Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib …

Middle East

UN fears chemical weapons in Syria battle with '10,000 terrorists'

GENEVA: The United Nations called on Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday to forestall a battle in Syria's Idlib province which would affect millions …

Middle East

International Campaign to Ban Landmines (UNIDIR): Cluster Munition Monitor 2018 Report Launch

Thursday, 30 August 2018<p>All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)<p>03:30 am<p>The Hague - ICJ holds hearings in the case Islamic Republic of Iran v. …

UN Security Council

Security Council: Mediation and settlement of disputes (8334th meeting).

Wednesday, 29 August 2018<p>All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)<p>04:00 am<p>10:00 (CEST) 400th Meeting 20th Session Committee on Rights of Persons …

UN Security Council

UN Envoy To Host Meeting On Drafting New Syrian Constitution

The United Nations peace envoy for Syria is planning to host officials from the United States and six other countries next month for talks on …

Middle East

U.N. invites U.S. and allies for Syria talks next month

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited the United States and six other countries for talks in Geneva next month, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Tuesday, as the United Nations continues its push for a new Syrian constitution.<p>He plans to meet senior representatives from the …

Middle East

U.S. to join U.N.-led talks in Geneva on Syria - official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will join UN-led talks in Geneva next month to discuss negotiations on a new Syrian constitution, a State Department official said on Tuesday.<p>“The United States has accepted the invitation from UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to participate in …

Middle East

UN Envoy Invites US, 6 Other Countries for Syria Talks in Geneva

United Nations envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura invited on Tuesday the United States and six other countries for talks on the war-torn country in …

Middle East

Tripartite Meeting on Syria Constitution in Geneva Next Month

The UN peace envoy for Syria will host Iran, Russia and Turkey for talks on drafting a new Syrian constitution on September 11-12, a United Nations …

Middle East

U.N. invites Iran, Russia, Turkey to talks on Syria next month

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited Iran, Russia and Turkey to talks on Syria's Constitutional Committee, to be held in Geneva on Sept. 11-12, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday.<p>The talks on forming a committee to draw up a new constitution for Syria are expected to …

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