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UN Envoy Visits Syria Ahead of Cease-Fire

The U.N. envoy to Syria is making an unannounced visit to Damascus for talks on implementing a cease-fire set to start later this week. The envoy, Staffan de Mistura, arrived late Monday in the Syrian capital, where he is expected to meet with Syrian government officials. World powers agreed last week to a cessation of hostilities, set to begin Friday, in order to let badly needed humanitarian aid be delivered. The cease-fire is meant to help make it possible to resume international...

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