Apr 08, 2016

The world in brief, April 8th 2016 | Espresso

Amid heavy fighting around the divided town of Dumeir, east of Damascus, Islamic State captured 200-plus Syrians after an attack on a cement factory. UN-backed peace talks resume next week in Geneva, focusing on political transition. But prospects look bleak: the opposition reiterated its demand for Bashar al-Assad’s immediate departure from power, which the regime refuses to discuss. , Aung San...

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