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Syria Enters Sixth Year of War With Russian Exit, Resumption of Talks

Syria entered its sixth year of war Tuesday as diplomats met in Geneva to try to end the bloodshed that has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced more than half of the country's population. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the parties, and those with influence on them, to make the negotiations a success. “If we miss this opportunity, the consequences for the Syrian people and the world are too frightening to contemplate,” he said in a statement to mark the...

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