The latest United Nations effort is expected to begin today, but there is uncertainty, even for the organisers, who will be seated around the table in Geneva. Photo:AFP

Only through foreign powers striking deals is there a way forward in Syria

With 250,000 killed, millions displaced and IS in control of a swathe of land, the challenges are enormous. But even more problematic is the involvement of foreign forces

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The latest United Nations effort is expected to begin today, but there is uncertainty, even for the organisers, who will be seated around the table in Geneva. Photo:AFP
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