Syria Talks Gather Steam With Opposition Poised to Meet UN Envoy

  • Kerry hopes for `early, measurable progress' in negotiations
  • Assad's opponents still demanding end to airstrikes, sieges

High Negotiations Committee (HNC) spokesman Riyad Naasan Agha briefs the press upon his arrival in Geneva for Syrian peace talks.

Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

The latest bid to end five years of war in Syria gathered some momentum as the main opposition group arrived in Geneva for United Nations-sponsored talks, though it refused to lift a threat to boycott the peace process.

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