Talks to end five years of war in Syria are set to resume on Monday with few signs that President Bashar al-Assad or the opposition are willing to make the major compromises needed to turn a patchy cease-fire into lasting peace.
The United Nations, which is restarting the negotiations after aborting its peace process last month because of a major Russian-backed Assad military offensive, says it will push for quick progress toward a deal on a political transition in Syria. A road map approved by world powers aims for an agre...
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