Diplomatic talks aimed at resolving Syria conflict to resume in January

GENEVA - A top UN official says Geneva will host new diplomatic talks in January aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict.

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Michael Moller, the head of the United Nations in Geneva, told reporters Tuesday that the talks are to take place in the UN office in the Swiss city, though he says no date has been set. He did not immediately provide further details.

The Security Council on Friday gave its unanimous support for a peace process for Syria set to begin next month between representatives of the government and the opposition. No site was specified.

Two rounds of peace talks between government and regime representatives in Geneva last year ended in failure over President Bashar Assad's fate. The conflict is now in its fifth year, with at least 250,000 people killed.



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