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The Latest: UN 'ready to engage' with Assad in Syria talks

Dec 5, 2017 Read more: SFGate
BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria is "ready to engage" with President Bashar Assad's representatives as peace talks are set to resume in Geneva, but they haven't shown up yet. U.N. spokeswoman Alessandra Vellucci says the eighth round of peace talks under special envoy Staffan de Mistura was set to restart Tuesday after a weekend break. She said: "The delegation of the government has been invited back in Geneva as of today." Syria's ambassador to Geneva, Hussam Edin Aala, told The Associated Press that Damascus was "studying" the invitation.

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