Saturday 18 January 2014

UPDATE: Opposition votes to join Geneva-2

Syria's political opposition umbrella group, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has agreed to attend next week's Geneva-2 peace talks, to be held in the Swiss resort of Montreux.
The SNC’s 121-member general assembly took the decision at a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
The aim of the talks is to start the process of setting up a “transitional governing body that would exercise full executive powers” to end the three-year Syria war.
Of the 75 delegates who voted, 58 were in favor, 14 were against, one abstained and two others did not vote.
The remaining 46 members of the SNC general assembly boycotted the session altogether.