UN Vows Syria Talks to Start With Opposition Role in Doubt

January 29, 2016 8:03 AM

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UN Vows Syria Talks to Start With Opposition Role in Doubt

The United Nations vowed to press ahead with talks aimed at ending five years of civil war in Syria, amid last-minute doubts as to whether the main opposition group will take part.

Negotiations involving President Bashar al-Assad’s government and some opposition groups will start as scheduled in Geneva on Friday, Jessy Chahine, a spokeswoman for the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said by phone. “Five years of this conflict have been too much,” de Mistura said ...

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