Syria war: Putin unveils plan for peace congress
The Russian president has unveiled plans for a Syrian peace congress in a bid to end the six-year civil war.
Vladimir Putin made the announcement after talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In a joint statement they urged the Syrian government and opposition to "participate constructively".
No date for the proposed congress has been announced. It is to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
News of the latest initiative came as Syrian opposition groups met in the Saudi capital Riyadh to try to agree a joint position... read more
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