US, Russia ‘fail to reach Syria deal,’ differences remain
US and Russia were working earlier on Sunday to try to finalize a ceasefire in Syria that would allow more deliveries of humanitarian aid
Top diplomats from the United States and Russia on Monday failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, with a senior State Department official saying differences remained.
The official said a fresh round of talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the margins of the G20 summit in Hangzhou had ended without agreement.
President Barack Obama said the US and Russia were working earlier on Sunday to try to finalize a ceasefire in Syria that would allow more deliveries of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country.
Military officials from the United States and Russia, which back opposite sides in Syria’s five-year war, have been meeting for weeks to try to work on terms of a deal.
The civil war has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced 11 million, causing a refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, and contributing to a rise in militant extremist groups.
Syria ceasefire deal with Russia ‘not there yet’A deal could be announced as early as Sunday, a senior US State Department official said on the sidelines of the G20 summit Middle East
Obama: US will help bring Turkey coup plotters to justiceAt talks with Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Obama said: “We will make sure that those who carried out these activities are brought to justice” World News
Prince Mohammed to explain Vision 2030 to G20 leadersChinese sources stressed the importance of Saudi participation in the G20 Summit because of its influential political and economic role Middle East
Obama presses China’s Xi on South China Sea ahead of G20The two leaders and their delegations met for over four hours before Obama and Xi talked one-on-one as they took a night-time stroll World News