Syria peace talks guest list

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Friday announced the list of delegations set to take part in next month's long-awaited Syria peace conference in Switzerland.

Wrangling continues over a potential role for Syria's staunch ally Iran, and the make-up of the Syrian government and rebel delegations is still to be announced, but the remaining players have been settled, Brahimi said.

The following is a list of the organisations and countries due to be involved:

United Nations, with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as conference chairman

Permanent UN Security Council members Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States

Arab League head Nabil al-Arabi

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation head Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Algeria

Brazil

Canada

Denmark

Egypt

Germany

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon

Morocco

Norway

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

jwf/dh