Syria government to return to Geneva talks Sunday

Bashar al Assad and Vladimir Putin  Kremlin Press Service

The UN-backed Syrian peace talks restarted in Geneva on Tuesday without the regime delegation after the Syrian government team left last week without confirming it would return.

"For the time being there has been no final decision".

A fresh round of talks aimed at putting an end to almost seven years of bloodshed in Syria opened last week in Geneva.

"It is the responsibility of the global community and the special envoy to announce to the world which party is rejecting negotiation", the chief opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with the UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.

Following a shake-up of the Syrian opposition leadership, the Syrian National Coalition appear to have softened their stance on Russia's participation in peace talks.

Negotiations were paused over the weekend and resumed on Tuesday, but without the regime delegation headed by Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari.

Russian Federation has been left red-faced by the Syrian regime's decision to walk out of negotiations, an opposition leader has claimed, as the UN-sponsored Geneva peace talks look doomed to fail once again.

Chris Hogan returns to practice after missing four games
Because the Patriots are playing on Monday night, they will not be required to release an injury report until Thursday. Deatrich Wise, Kyle Van Noy , Malcolm Butler , and Marcus Cannon were also absent from Wednesday's session.

"This refusal highlights the obstruction strategy of the political process carried out by the Damascus regime, which is responsible for the absence of progress in the negotiations", French foreign ministry deputy spokesman Alexandre Georgini told reporters.

Syrian government negotiators are still unsure whether they will return to continue peace talks in Geneva after they flew back to Damascus this weekend, a government source said on Monday. Western diplomats say Russian President Vladimir Putin's Syria envoy Alexander Lavrentiev was present at the Riyadh meeting last month where the opposition represented at the conference drew up a statement rejecting any future role for Al-Assad.

The opposition, united in one delegation for the first time, has defied calls to give up on its demand that Assad must step down before any peace deal can be reached.

During last week's sessions, de Mistura shuttled between representatives of the warring sides, who did not meet face-to-face.

He asked the parties to discuss the points and add their thoughts before the talks resumed.

More than half a million people are believed to have been killed since 2011, the vast majority by the Assad government and allied forces.

Related:

  • Porn Star August Ames Passes Away At the Age of 23

    Porn Star August Ames Passes Away At the Age of 23

    Producer Jules Jordan tweeted: "Rest In Peace to August Ames , one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business". Our hearts go out to August's friends and family during this extremely hard time.
    FIFA lifts ban on Kuwaiti football

    FIFA lifts ban on Kuwaiti football

    Infantino will be present at a press conference in the Jaber International Stadium soon to officially announce the end of the ban. If, as seems likely, the tournament is now given the green light it will be played between Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait and Yemen.
    Cousins' 40/22 night leads Pelicans past Nuggets, 123-114

    Cousins' 40/22 night leads Pelicans past Nuggets, 123-114

    I think we'll see after practice how he feels, tomorrow how he feels, before we begin to make the decision on him playing or not". Whenever he's able to get back into the gym we want him around as much as possible. "It sucks it happened", Cousins said.
  • Analyst Recommendations And Revisions: Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (HPP)

    Security Capital Research & Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Highwoods Properties by 4.8% in the third quarter. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Hudson Pacific Properties in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th.
    Kano reception overwhelming - President Buhari

    Kano reception overwhelming - President Buhari

    Buhari pledged that prison reforms and decongestion would continue to receive prompt attention from his administration. The president also gave the inmates an undisclosed amount of money to transport themselves to their respective homes.
    Nicehash Hacked: $62 Million In Bitcoin Stolen

    Nicehash Hacked: $62 Million In Bitcoin Stolen

    Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days.
  • Google Removes Chrome Apps From Web Store, Shifting To Progressive Web Apps

    Google Removes Chrome Apps From Web Store, Shifting To Progressive Web Apps

    Google's replacement for Chrome apps will come in the form of what it refers to as PWAs or progressive web apps. Additional enhancements to the Chrome apps platform will apply only to Chrome OS devices, including kiosks.
    Deadline for Aadhar Card linking

    Deadline for Aadhar Card linking

    Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. Mobile sim cards still have time to link with Aadhaar, as the deadline for mobile sim linking is February 6, 2018.
    Wenger rules out Sanchez, Ozil exits in January

    Wenger rules out Sanchez, Ozil exits in January

    The World Cup victor is out of contract next summer, and free to leave on a free transfer. It may be a wise move for all parties involved that Ozil stays put at the Emirates.
  • Toxic drinking water shocks 'pure' New Zealand

    Toxic drinking water shocks 'pure' New Zealand

    He said the issues were a a priority for the government and it was acting quickly. However the government hadn't yet decided if it would help.

    Hot Stocks Among Investors: Telefonica, SA (TEF), Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

    Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The Average Volume of the company is 5.04 Million, while the Volume of the company in the last trading session was 7.57 Billion.
    DC's 'Shazam!' Adds 'IT' Star Jack Dylan Grazer

    DC's 'Shazam!' Adds 'IT' Star Jack Dylan Grazer

    Grazer will play Freddy, Batson's best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Billy/Shazam. He recently confirmed that the target release date for the film is April 2019.

Comments

Latest news

(NASDAQ:AAPL) is Gabalex Capital Management LLC's 9th Largest Position
Ontario - Canada-based Waratah Capital has invested 0.51% in Apple Inc. (AAPL) to generate earnings per share of $11.18 in 2017. The iPhone maker reported $2.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.08.

Ladbrokes Coral in talks over takeover by GVC
The fast-growing online betting group GVC is back in talks with Ladbrokes Coral about a takeover worth up to £3.9 billion. Both sides have agreed GVC's chief executive Kenneth Alexander would take charge of the combined group.

Apple planning LCD iPhone with a metal case for 2018
In the previous month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that Apple would be releasing three iPhones in 2018 . Nikkei revealed that the low cost of iPhone would be due to usage of LCD display instead of OLED which is most expensive.

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Position Boosted by Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Co Ltd.
The highest price NVDA stock touched in the last 12 month was $218.67 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $87.54. If we look at the Volatility of NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA ), Week Volatility is 6.44%, whereas Month Volatility is at 3.04%.

Streaking Capitals host slumping Blackhawks
Ottawa lost its second straight game to start a season-high, seven-game road trip and has dropped nine of its last 10 contests. Chicago's leading scorer Patrick Kane (27 points) has gone two straight games without a point.

LG V30 With FullVision Display To Launch in India On 13th December
The smartphone houses a 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and it also supports wireless charging. Last month, we came across a report tipping that the LG V30 could be launched in India sometime in December.

CVS Health Corp (CVS) Shares Bought by Advisor Group Inc
Mirae Asset Limited holds 0.08% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 56,718 shares. 67,494 are held by S&Co. It is negative, as 84 investors sold CVS shares while 559 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes.

Louis Oosthuizen WDs from Joburg Open because of freak injury
The other South African to look out for in the tournament is Dylan Frittelli, who has never played at Bushwillow before. She's healthy again, so I'm looking forward to playing a lot more than I did a year ago .

David Cassidy cut his daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, from his will
The Blast revealed that Cassidy's will was created in 2004 by his personal representative and then-wife, Susan Cassidy. They had reconciled at some point before his death, but David revealed he wasn't present during her formative years.

Self-styled prophet charged with kidnapping 2 girls
The youngest of the four was later flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City for further treatment. Their disappearance sparked a desperate search by Coltharp's ex-wife, and an Amber Alert followed.

Minnesota Timberwolves game preview: December 6 at Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari returned for Los Angeles and scored seven points on 2-for-13 shooting. Minnesota led by as many as 19 in the third quarter.

Walgreens Pumps $418 Million Into China's Top Pharmacy Chain
The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website . The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.10.

ACA Urges Passage of Senate Bill 1615 - Dream Act of 2017
Garcia, a UH sophomore, said she's still paying out of pocket for most of her schooling. All of us gain when students can learn and grow. "Shut it down", they chanted.

Oakland A's plan to build new ballpark comes to a halt
Libby Schaaf, Oakland's mayor, remains optimistic about the A's future in the city and the team's ability to build a new ballpark. But the team had always faced an uphill battle in choosing the site at Laney.

Manchester United transfer report
The Spaniard is inside the final year of his current deal, though United are expected to trigger a new 12 month extension. United are also interested in Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, although he is believed to favour a move to Juventus.

Other news