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Assad: Syria Ready to Help Implement Cease-fire Plan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad confirmed to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Syria is ready to help implement a cease-fire planned to begin on Saturday. The two leaders spoke by telephone Wednesday and highlighted the importance of continuing to fight terror groups such as Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra.  The militants are not part of a U.S.-Russian proposal for a cessation of hostilities.  Other groups are supposed to say by Friday whether they are taking...

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