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Syrian Peace Talks Start Without Opposition Representatives

U.N. officials in Geneva went ahead with peace talks Friday on ending the war in Syria, despite a boycott by the main Syrian opposition group. The talks started with a meeting at the U.N. offices in Geneva between U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura and a Syrian government delegation headed by the Syrian ambassador to the U.N., Bashar Jaafari. After the meeting, de Mistura told reporters he hoped to meet with representatives of the opposition group, the High Negotiations...

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