Friends Of Syria Urge Opposition To Attend Geneva Talks

Syria's opposition bloc faces increased pressure to attend fast-approaching peace talks with the Syrian regime. A pro-opposition group has urged it to negotiate with al-Assad, saying there's no other political solution. The Friends of Syria - diplomats from 11 Western and Gulf Arab nations - met in Paris on Sunday to discuss upcoming peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Syrian opposition groups have not decided yet whether they will attend, casting doubt over whether the long-delayed conference - dubbed Geneva II - will finally take place. The pro-opposition group stressed on Sunday the necessity of attendance from both sides in order to end the armed conflict.