Aid expected to arrive in Syria after powers agree to cease-fire

February 12, 2016 10:24 AM

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MUNICH — Humanitarian aid for parts of war-ravaged Syria was expected to immediately begin Friday just hours after world powers raised hopes for a diplomatic breakthrough after they agreed to work toward a pause in the fighting that would be implemented within a week.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Munich ahead of a security conference here that got underway Friday. Dozens of world leaders and senior diplomats are attending. The effort to achieve a cease-fire was descr...

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