Second Round of Syria Talks Makes Faltering Start

A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start in Geneva, with the two sides complaining about violations of a local ceasefire. Ahead of the talks, mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told delegates to commit first to discussing both ending the fighting and setting up a transitional government. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad says Syria is not trying to impose a new agenda.

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