Anna Chapman (c.), who pleaded guilty to being an unregistered foreign agent for Russia while living in the United States and agreed to be deported to Russia in July 2010, watches the Alena Akhmadullina show during Volvo fashion week in Moscow on Oct. 31. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
This frame grab image from a surveillance video made and released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and partially obscured by the source, shows Russian spy Anna Chapman in New York in January 2010. Chapman is a former New York real estate agent whose role in the spy saga turned her into an international celebrity. FBI/AP/File
Anna Chapman attends the fashion show of Russian designer Ilia Shiyan at Volvo fashion week in Moscow on Oct. 30. Ivan Burnyashev/AP
Anna Chapman models a creation by Russian designers Shiyan & Rudkovskaya during a fashion week in Moscow on April 3. Luba Sheme/AP/File
Pictured is Russian spy and media sensation Anna Chapman in a mugshot taken after she was arrested by the FBI in the US in July 2010. Splash News/Newscom/File
Anna Chapman was believed to be a 28-year-old divorcee with a masters' degree in economics and her own online real-estate business at the time of her arrest. Whitehotpix/Newscom/File
This undated image taken from the Russian social networking website 'Odnoklassniki,' or Classmates, shows a woman journalists have identified as Anna Chapman. Along with 10 others, she was arrested on charges of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the US attorney general. AP/File
This image taken from the Russian website 'Odnoklassniki,' or Classmates, shows a woman journalists have identified as Anna Chapman who held both a UK passport and British citizenship following a marriage to a British man. The couple later divorced. Chapman pleaded guilty in New York to a charge of procuring information for a foreign government. AP/File
Deported Russian spy Anna Chapman appears in the studio as she hosts 'Mysteries of the World With Anna Chapman,’a Moscow-based REN-TV television show on Jan. 12. REN TV Channel/Itar-Tass/ABACAPRESS.COM/Newscom
Anna Chapman is shown at the Armory Show Kick-Off Party hosted by Jumeirah Essex House and Whitewall magazine in New York on March 2, 2010. Shaun Mader/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom
This Dec. 27, 2010 file photo, shows red-headed former Russian spy Anna Chapman, posing as she takes part in a Moscow-based REN-TV talk show. REN TV/AFP
In this Oct. 7, 2010 file photo, Anna Chapman is seen at the farewell ceremony for a US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP/File
Former Russian spy Anna Chapman smiles at the Skolkovo innovation center outside Moscow on Dec. 14, 2010, during a meeting on economic modernization and technological development of the Russian economy. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/File
In this Dec. 22, 2010 file photo, Anna Chapman is seen on stage during an event with leaders of the Young Guards, a pro-Kremlin youth movement she joined, in Moscow, Russia. Mikhail Metzel/AP/File
Preparing the invitation list to next month's peace conference on Syria is a ticklish matter for the UN's special envoy. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are influential, on opposite sides, in Syria's civil war. But the US has conditions for including Tehran.
The United Nation’s special envoy for Syria is pressing ahead to organize a peace conference to try to bring the devastating civil war to a close. But even if the invitation list can be worked out in coming days, it is virtually certain that some major players in the conflict won’t be at the table.