VOA: US, Russia, Regional Players Begin Swiss Talks on Syria
Talks began in the Swiss city of Lausanne Saturday in another attempt to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict.
Talks are being held among U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. Foreign ministers of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also present at the talks.
Leading international charities called Saturday for a 72-hour cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo's eastern neighborhood, the target of government and Russian-backed airstrikes to allow the sick and wounded to be evacuated, and for food and medical aid to enter the besieged area.
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WNU Editor: The White House is not optimistic on these talks and on Syria in general .... Little optimism as US considers next steps in Syria (CNN).
More News On The Syrian Peace Talks Beginning (Again)
As Syria's war rages, US and Russia back at diplomatic table -- AP
Syria: US, Russia, regional powers hold talks on conflict -- CNN
Kerry in Switzerland for talks about Syria -- Washington Post
US and Russia discuss Syria ceasefire in Switzerland -- BBC
U.S. seeks regional path to Syria peace at Lausanne talks -- Reuters
Syria war: Talks in Lausanne amid Aleppo fighting -- Al Jazeera
Russia, US meeting regional powers for Syria talks in Lausanne -- RT