Syrian government to join UN peace talks in Geneva

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Russia brokers deal to keep future of Bashar al-Assad off initial agenda and postpones rival meeting in Sochi

A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday for the first UN-sponsored peace talks in eight months after Russia brokered a deal to keep the future of Bashar al-Assad off the initial agenda.

Damascus had threatened to boycott the talks over the demands of the Syrian opposition that Assad step aside as a precondition for its involvement.

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