Friday, May 24, 2013

Syria crisis: Government 'to attend Geneva conference'

Russia says Damascus has agreed "in principle" to attend an international conference on the Syria crisis set to be held in Geneva in June.

Its foreign ministry said the Syrian government would participate "in order for Syrians themselves to find a political path to a solution".

It follows efforts to get all the sides involved in the peace talks.

Syria's main opposition group entered a second day of talks Friday aimed at finding an approach to the conference.