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Syrian Sides Meet for Joint Peace Talks

U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is holding joint talks Tuesday with delegates from the Syrian government and the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. Delegates said a minute of silence was observed for people killed in the three year conflict after a first round of talks last month failed to make significant progress. "I hope that the minute of silence will signal an improvement in the atmosphere this time,'' opposition delegate Ahmed Jakal told Reuters. The...

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