UN reopens Syria peace talks, wants new pledge to uphold truce

GENEVA - UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura opened a new round of peace talks on Wednesday, saying he wanted to see a renewed pledge to uphold Syria's shaky truce, which had seen serious incidents although "not a bushfire".
He also said that at his recent meetings with senior officials in Moscow, Damascus, Tehran and Amman, all had indicated support and interest in a discussion aiming at a political transition in Syria.