Russia Hosts Syrian Peace Talks With Few Hopes of Ending War

January 26, 2015 11:25 AM

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Syrian peace talks hosted by Russia, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, commenced in Moscow with little prospect of making progress toward ending the Middle Eastern country’s four-year civil war.

About 30 Syrian opposition representatives are taking part in the four days of talks with officials from Assad’s government, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. He declined to say whether members of the main umbrella opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, will take part ...

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