Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
The Syrian opposition said Feb. 1 it would join the Syria peace talks in Geneva to press for an end to sieges and the shelling of civilians.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura issued invitations Jan. 26 to new Syria peace talks in Geneva beginning Jan. 29 that could last six months, while acknowledging that the relaunched peace effort is going to be uphill.
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 | Barbara Slavin, Washington Correspondent
President Barack Obama heralds his administration’s multichannel diplomacy with Iran for freeing detained Americans and implementing the nuclear deal and says there is an "opportunity" to pursue a new path with Iran.
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel
Iran has released five American prisoners including Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, in an apparent swap with Iranians jailed in the United States for sanctions violations.
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