World Powers, Meeting in New York, to Address Syrian War and ISIS

December 18, 2015 9:39 AM

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World Powers, Meeting in New York, to Address Syrian War and ISIS

UNITED NATIONS — Diplomats from more than a dozen countries were expected to meet Friday morning in New York, with an eye to drawing the Syrian war to a close and to focusing the world’s attention on the threat of the Islamic State. But whether they can put aside their rivalries and fulfill promises they have made in pursuit of a cease-fire and peace talks by January remains unclear.

At stake is whether the world powers that all have large stakes in the war can end the fighting — and with it, the refugee crisis in Europe and the threat posed by the Islamic State.

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