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May 7, 2013 6:20 PM

Russians, U.S. agree to Syria talks, but anti-Assad opposition may refuse to participate

The United States and Russia agreed Tuesday to try to convene an international conference on ending Syria’s brutal civil war – possibly by the end of May – but the effort appeared to run into trouble within hours of its announcement with the key U.S.-backed opposition group reiterating that it won’t attend talks involving top Assad regime officials.

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