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Syria Peace Talks Begin Amid Confusion

U.N. officials say they are going ahead with talks to end the 5-year-old Syrian civil war starting Friday afternoon in Geneva, after the opposition said it would not attend. A Syrian government delegation was due to arrive at the venue for the start of what U.N. organizers say will be indirect proximity talks that aim to lay the groundwork for negotiations to end the conflict. A U.N. spokeswoman told VOA the talks would begin at 1500 UTC with a meeting between U.N. officials and Syrian...

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