Amid Syria’s violence, diplomats produce ideas but no truce

Amid Syria’s violence, diplomats produce ideas but no truce

The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4½-hour meeting Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what America’s top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of Aleppo. Instead, the envoys said only that new ideas were proposed and more discussions planned. The lackluster result from the […]

Diplomats try to revive Mideast peace process in Paris

Diplomats try to revive Mideast peace process in Paris

  Top diplomats from around the world on Friday endorsed France’s efforts to revive long-dormant Mideast peace talks aimed at “fully ending” Israel’s half-century-old occupation of lands the Palestinians seek for their state. France wants to set up an international conference by the end of the year that would restart negotiations – despite slim chances […]