emfizz.com
emfizz.com December 16, 2017


United Nations peace talks on Syria crisis begin in Geneva on Tuesday

29 November 2017, 12:59 | Todd Saunders

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir poses for a group

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir poses for a group

While not expecting an immediate breakthrough, UN-mediator Staffan de Mistura has said this could be the first "real negotiation".

He had said the Syrian government should come ready to negotiate and there needs to be a "united opposition delegation with common positions that comes ready to negotiate".

The government delegation did not arrive in Geneva on Monday, but de Mistura planned to go ahead Tuesday with meetings with opposition figures.

"The (Syrian) government did not yet confirm its participation in Geneva, but indicated that we would be hearing from them soon", said De Mistura, briefing the UN Security Council via a video conference from Geneva as he was preparing for round eight of the UN-convened Syrian talks on November 28. "We see the emergence of global consensus, and we must begin to stitch the process into concrete results, enabling Syrians to determine their own future freely". "But we will be offering that", he said after meeting the opposition delegation.

The 8th round of Geneva talks will focus on getting to an inclusive process to draft and ratify a new constitution.

Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Aronofsky remain good friends following split
Meanwhile, Aronofsky had dated "The Mummy" actress Rachel Weisz, with whom he shares a son, from 2001 to 2010. There was no sign of trouble between the couple at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov 11.


Virat Kohli reveals the secret Mantra to defeat South Africa
The ace off-spinner of India Ravichandran Ashwin is hoping to take more than 600 wickets in Test cricket in the near future. Lahiru Gamage was Ashwin's 300th scalp. "The pitch was very good to bat on and there wasn't much in it".


Authorities issue AMBER Alert for missing 3-year-old girl
Mariah Woods of Jacksonville, North Carolina, was last seen on the night of November 26 when her mother was putting her to sleep. Authorities said they have been using all means necessary to find Mariah including ground searches assist by a helicopter.


"It no longer has the pretext that the opposition is fragmented".

"'The Assad regime continues to inflict brutal suffering on the people while procrastinating and making excuses about the diplomacy in Geneva", said Yahya Aridi, the spokesman for the unified opposition delegation, officially called the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC).

In an emailed statement, the opposition negotiating committee said it was ready to meet the government side.

Earlier, the pro-Damascus Syrian newspaper al-Watan reported that the Syrian government delegation to an eighth round of peace talks in Geneva this week has not yet left Damascus.

The government delegation will be headed by Syria's United Nations ambassador and chief negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari, SANA said.



Other News

Trending Now

Jeremy Piven Thanks 'Wisdom of the Crowd' Fans After CBS Cancels Show
On Oct. 30, former Playboy model Ariane Bellamar similarly accused Piven of cornering and groping her on the set of Entourage . Meador said that after exchanging numbers at a coffee shop, and setting up a date with Piven , the actor stood her up.

Donald Trump hits back at claims Melania hates being First Lady
Trump has also invited children and students from a nearby military base to come see the decorations and work on holiday arts and crafts.

Epic sues 14-year-old cheater, and the mother responds
It's also up in the air right now whether Epic really plans on following through. The code injection relates to an aimbot used in the game.

Stokes 'not Australia-bound' after picture suggests Ashes call
But an European Central Bank spokesman said: "His travel arrangements have not been arranged by the European Central Bank ". Stokes' travel may fuel speculation he is a chance to play in Perth in the third Ashes test.

World Rugby Breakthrough Player Of The Year Has Been Announced
England's Eddie Jones earned the World Rugby Coach of the Year award from another illustrious predecessor in that position, Sir Clive Woodward.

Coral-Breeding Programme Offers Hope For Australia's Great Barrier Reef
These starfish consume coral , and outbreaks of them have played a significant role in the decline of the Great Barrier Reef . Lady Elliot Island is located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, about 130km from Hervey Bay.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is Now Available in Burgundy Red
Back at the beginning of November, Samsung introduced a brand new color variant of its flagship Galaxy S8 called Burgundy Red. The new color version is available now in South Korea, but will gradually roll out to other markets in the coming weeks.

Uber-Waymo trial delayed as United States judge raises prospect of 'cover-up'
Part of that settlement can be withheld if Jacobs violates a provision requiring him not to say anything that would harm Uber. In October, he chided Uber layers for disclosing thousands of emails to Waymo just before the trial had been set to begin.

Erik Lamela to make Tottenham Hotspur return after over a year out
Rose was dropped from the matchday squad at the weekend as Tottenham laboured to a 1-1 draw against West Brom at Wembley. Of course [I am] so happy because he going to help the team a lot". 'No, never doubts.

Susan Sarandon: If Hillary had won 'we'd be at war'
Look what happened under (Barack) Obama that we didn't notice... "Not exactly, but I don't mind that quote ... Oh, just because Sarandon said that Clinton is extremely "dangerous" and would have led the country into war.