Cozy retirement for Assad looks more likely as Syria peace talks open

December 17, 2015 11:40 PM

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Cozy retirement for Assad looks more likely as Syria peace talks open

Diplomats concede the Syrian dictator is unlikely to face war crimes charges any time soon.

When Secretary of State John Kerry convenes Syria peace talks in New York on Friday, the fate of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will be a main topic of debate. But despite widespread agreement that Assad has committed shocking war crimes—and a new report chronicling the atrocities—U.S. officials say t...

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