UN to announce new Syria talks date on Friday

GENEVA - United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will announce on Friday a date for a new round of talks between Syria's warring parties, he told reporters on Thursday.
Countries belonging to the "International Syria Support Group" will also hold a meeting of their ceasefire taskforce on Friday, De Mistura said. That would be the first meeting of the taskforce, and follows a US-Russia proposal for a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria.