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Syria Talks in Russia Marred by Boycotts, Heckling

Peace talks aimed at ending Syria's seven-year war began Tuesday in Russia, despite heckling, boycotts and disputes over who should preside over the event. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov's opening speech at the two-day Syrian Congress of National Dialogue held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi was interrupted by heckling from Syrian delegates and cries of "Long live Russia!" The speech was delayed by two hours due to ongoing negotiations. Reading a...

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