GENEVA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Syria peaceful talks concluded on Friday with "small progress", UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
Brahinmi said that this round meeting was a "modest beginning", and he suggested the next round talks to resume on February 10,which was agreed by the delegates of the opposition while those of the government side said that they needed to consult with Damascus.
Russia foresees "non-trivial" solutions to Syrian chemical weapons removal delay
MOSCOW, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- "Non-trivial solutions" could be adopted over the process of destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, a senior Russian diplomat said Friday.
"Security issues have been actively considered now. The non-trivial solutions could be announced shortly," Interfax news agency quoted head of the Security and Disarmament Department in the Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Ulyanov, as saying. Full story
Obvious need to hasten removal of chemicals from Syria: OPCW chief
THE HAGUE, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu on Friday said while the removal of two shipments of chemicals from Syria this month was a start, the need to hasten the overall process was "obvious."
"Ways and means must be found to establish continuity and predictability of shipments to assure states parties that the programme, while delayed, is not deferred," he added. Full story