Staffan de Mistura

UN envoy for Syria starts mission

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 - 11:36 GMT

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen assumed his post on Monday.

Shoukry reviews efforts to solve Syrian crisis in Brussels’ mini-summit

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - 01:17 GMT

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reviewed Thursday Egypt’s recent efforts to push forward the political process in Syria and end the country’s seven-year crisis.

Pics: FM, de Mistura discuss efforts to solve Syrian crisis

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed Monday Egypt’s long-held stance on seeking a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

Syrian government rejects U.N.-led committee to alter constitution

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 - 12:36 GMT

Syria’s government on Tuesday rejected efforts led by the United Nations to form a committee to rewrite Syria’s constitution.

UN envoy arrives in Sochi to attend Syria dialogue talks

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 - 09:31 GMT

UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura arrived on Monday in Sochi to take part in the Russia-sponsored Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue.

U.N. Syria mediator to attend peace conference in Russia

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 02:14 GMT

United Nations Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura will attend a peace conference in Russia next week, the United Nations said on Saturday.

Egypt Today's world news brief

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 09:27 GMT

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UN to make proposals to kickstart Syrian reform process

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 07:34 GMT

The United Nations will propose to Syria's warring parties a timeline for elections and guidance on constitutional reform in a bid to revive stalled peace talks.

Putin must convince Syria to start peace talks: De Mistura

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 08:58 GMT

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Russia has to convince President Bashar al-Asad to start real peace talks to end the seven-year long war.

UN extends Syria round to Dec 15, presidency not yet on table

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 07:21 GMT

The United Nations said on Thursday it was extending a round of Syria talks in Geneva until Dec. 15.

Syrian gov't team to arrive in Geneva for peace talks on Wed

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 04:59 GMT

A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday, a day later than expected, to attend peace talks being held there this week.

UN restarts Syria peace talks but Assad regime absent

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 08:14 GMT

The United Nations reopens its Syria peace talks on Tuesday but the Damascus government's last minute announcement.

The main players in the Geneva talks on Syria

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - 08:12 GMT

A new round of talks to solve Syria's nearly seven-year conflict starts on Tuesday in Geneva.

Saudi minister receives UN special envoy for Syria

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 - 04:55 GMT

Saudi FM Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met in Riyadh with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the second expanded conference for the Syrian opposition.

Abul Gheit praises UN-sponsored inter-Syrian Geneva talks

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 01:40 GMT

Ahmed Abul Gheit met on Friday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on the sidelines of the Sir Bani Yas Forum, held in the UAE.

Fresh Syria talks open in Astana

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 - 09:36 GMT

A fresh round of peace talks seeking to end Syria's war opened in the Kazakh capital Astana on Monday.

Political process needed in Syria after Astana talks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 08:10 GMT

UN Special Envoy for Syria on Friday underlined the necessity to start a political process in Syria after the sixth round of Astana talks on Syria.

Next round of pan-Syrian talks in Geneva to be held in Oct

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 - 07:14 GMT

Parties to the pan-Syrian peace talks in Geneva will discuss the dates of the next round at consultations in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, Staffan de Mistura.

UN envoy praises Saudi Arabia efforts to unite Syrian opposition

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 - 06:46 GMT

UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura praised on Wednesday efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia to bring the Syrian opposition together.

U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October/November

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 01:32 GMT

The United Nations hopes for "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November.