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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria as peace talks start

Mar 15, 2016 - 7:59 AM

However hopes for a breakthrough at the talks remained remote with both sides locked in a bitter dispute over the future of Syrian President Bashar al Assad

NEGOTIATING TABLE. Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, (L), Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of the Syria to UN New York, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, (R), prior a new round of negotiations between the Syrian government and U.N., at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 14, 2016. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Syria rivals clash ahead of peace talks

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:48 AM

UPDATED It cannot start with the presence of the regime or the head of this regime still in power

A poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is seen during a football game between Latakia's Hutteen and Hama's Taliya as part of the Syrian league at the Tishreen Sport City Stadium in Damascus on March 4, 2016. Louai Beshara/AFP

Syria opposition agrees to attend Geneva peace talks

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The opposition notes that the ceasefire with the Syrian regime has been making a difference

epa05198297 Syrians seen at a local market in the capital Damascus, Syria, 06 March 2016. Russian-US brokered ceasefire entered its second week the day before, having drastically reduced the death toll in this war-torn country. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Pope Francis: 'Spare no effort' to resolve Syrian crisis

Feb 08, 2016 - 12:25 AM

The pontiff urges the international community to ensure successful peace talks

epa05147766 Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, 07 February 2016. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

Syria peace talks struggling

Feb 01, 2016 - 9:13 AM

The UN special envoy for Syria fought to keep alive the biggest diplomatic push yet to end the Syrian war as Washington urged both sides in fragile peace talks to seize the moment

IN LIMBO. Syrian children pose for a photo at Azraq Syrian refugee camp, Jordan, January 30, 2016. Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

Syria talks: Global powers pull in many directions

Jan 31, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Interests of regional and global powers come into play as the crisis in Syria deepens

epa05133074 Protesters of Planet Syria wearing masks depicting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US President Barack Obama, Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, from left, serve a siege soup on the start of Syrian Peace talks, during the round of negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition in Geneva, Switzerland, 29 January 2016. Syria's long-awaited peace talks, set to start 29 January in Geneva, have been thrown in doubt as a Saudi-based opposition group appears hesistant to attend. The United Nations (UN) has said that the internationally backed negotiations will go ahead as scheduled. But the opposition's Saudi-based Higher Negotiations Committee said it would not go to Geneva and would hold further internal discussions in the capital Riyadh to make a final decision on participating in the UN-sponsored talks. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

Q and A: Cardinal on biases vs Muslims: 'Failure of the Church'

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:27 PM

I believe the words of the Gospel are very important for us now The words of the Gospel are peace respect and justice

MINDANAO'S CARDINAL. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, the first cardinal from Mindanao, supports the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Photo by Fabio Frustaci/EPA

In Sarajevo, Pope Francis slams global 'atmosphere of war'

Jun 06, 2015 - 6:55 PM

But war means children women and the elderly in refugee camps it means forced displacement destroyed houses streets and factories above all countless shattered lives says Pope Francis

PAPAL WAVE. Pope Francis waves to journalists as he boards an airplane bound for Sarajevo on June 6. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

War and peace and courage

Mar 09, 2015 - 10:15 AM

It is moral courage that guides the justified use of arms makes the humanitarian go to the refugee camps makes the warrior come to the peace table and makes the peacemakers walk between two armed camps

Purisima and the Mamasapano clash

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:19 AM

What role does former Philippine police chief Alan Purisima play in the Mamasapano clash?

Moro power and the MILF

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Will the MILF led movement eventually replace the clans and truly democratize Muslim Mindanao?

Animals caught in crossfire, trapped at Gaza zoo

Aug 16, 2014 - 2:45 PM

The zoo is now far from relaxing with the wire of its enclosures twisted and crushed after the Israeli air strikes and debris and dead animals strewn around

TRAPPED. A lion (R) and lioness look on from inside their cage at the Bisan City tourist village zoo, in Beit Hanun on August 14, 2014. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Good reads for rainy days

Aug 24, 2013 - 9:16 PM

Here are a few classic good reads for the rainy days

COMPANION. Reading takes you further than your feet can travel, especially when you just have to stay home

Japan, Russia agree to restart peace pact talks

Dec 28, 2012 - 8:20 PM

Japan s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to restart talks on a peace treaty hampered since World War II by a territorial row