After Two Attempts, U.N. Starts Zero-Expectation Talks on Syria

UN Special Envoy for Syria de Mistura gestures during a news conference in Geneva

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations has adopted a cautious approach to the Syria talks it launched this week, avoiding raising expectations that this latest initiative can end a four-year-old conflict which has so far defied all diplomatic efforts to resolve it.

Hezbollah Says Will Attack Nusra Front Inside Syria

Hezbollah fighters / AP

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah’s leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries’ border.