UN chief pushes for quick return to Syria talks
The United Nations' secretary-general has pressed the US and Russia to help ensure that peace talks aimed at stemming Syria's civil war can resume on February 10 as proposed by the UN mediator.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry at a security conference in Germany "to use their influence to ensure the talks proceed as scheduled on Feb. 10." (AP)