Syria

UN Chief in Russia To Discuss Syria

Ban Ki-moon is trying to get a peace conference set up

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in Russia, where he has said it is important not to "lose momentum" in talks on setting up a peace conference on Syria next month.

Ban is in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria. Earlier Friday, he met with Defense Minister Sergei Lavrov.