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Syrian Government and Opposition Meet Face to Face

Representatives from the Syrian government and the Western-backed opposition faced each other briefly Saturday in their first-ever joint meeting aimed at resolving nearly three years of civil war.Officials say the first session in Geneva lasted only about 30 minutes, with both sides sitting in silence while only U.N. mediator Lakdar Brahimi spoke. Another session is expected Saturday, with the two sides speaking only to Brahimi on humanitarian issues.U.S. State Department spokesman Edgar...

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