UN sets date for Syria peace talks

UN-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending Syria's civil war will resume on February 23 in Geneva. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on Monday sent invitations to parties involved in the talks, which will take place a few days later than previously planned.

The announcement came a day after Syria's opposition announced its 21-member delegation for the new round of talks. Ahead of the Geneva talks, Kazakhstan invited Syrian rebels and government officials back to its capital Astana this week.

The Kazakhstan talks are being brokered by Russia, Iran, and Turkey, all key players in the conflict.

Source: VOV5