UN Halts Syria Talks

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  • UN envoy Staffan de Mistura halted his attempts to conduct Syrian peace talks after the army advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo.
  • He has announced a three week pause in the Geneva talks, the first attempt to negotiate an end to Syria’s war in two years. Earlier, De Mistura has said a ceasefire is essential but Russia refused to suspend its air strikes.
  • “I have concluded frankly that after the first week of preparatory talks there is more work to be done, not only by us but by the stakeholders,” de Mistura said.