90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Diplomatic Efforts To End Syrian Civil War

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, U.N. Arab League deputy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday. (SANA/AP)

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, U.N. Arab League deputy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday. (SANA/AP)

While the fighting continues in Syria, there are new diplomatic efforts to end the 21-month old civil war there.

Syrian officials are in Moscow to negotiate with their Russian allies, and the United Nations’ special Syrian envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will fly to Moscow on Saturday to hold talks with Russia’s foreign minister.

Both the envoy and Russia want to revive a plan for a transitional government, but Brahimi’s recent trips to Syria to meet with embattled President Bashar Assad have been fruitless.

Guest:


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

March 4 Comment

Mobile Gaming Prepares To Overtake Traditional Video Games

The developer behind "Monument Valley," dubbed the best mobile game of 2014, discusses what's going on in the industry.

March 4 31 Comments

Social Security: How To Get What’s Yours

How and when you tap into Social Security benefits can dramatically alter how much money you get.

March 3 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

March 3 14 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.