UN envoy: January date set for new round of Syria's peace talks

A United Nations envoy for Syria said on Friday that a fifth round of Syria’s peace talks will be held in January, adding that negotiations were still marred by differences. “Of course there were many differences. This is the reason why we are here,” Geir Pederson said at a press conference in Geneva. “There are very strong different narratives. There are a lot of emotions after 10 years of this conflict,” he added. “We all share disappointment that it hasn’t been possible to move this process forward in a manner that would have changed the life for the millions of Syrians, who deserve a bette…

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