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US, Russia Launch Effort for Long-Term Syria Cease-fire

The U.S. and Russia will launch an effort Friday that could bring long-term stability to efforts to get humanitarian aid to besieged areas of Syria. The two countries, under the auspices of the United Nations, will co-chair an initial meeting of a cease-fire task force in Geneva. The task force will explore prospects for a long-range cessation in Syria, where a five-year civil war has resulted in the deaths of more than 400,000 people and the displacement of millions more. The...

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