John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov
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US and Russia agree Syria peace moves

Russia and the US have announced an agreement on Syria starting with a "cessation of hostilities" from sunset on Monday.

Under the plan, the Syrian government will end combat missions in specified areas held by the opposition.

Russia and the US could also co-operate against so-called Islamic State.

After talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva, US Secretary of State John Kerry held out the prospect of a significant reduction in violence.

  • 10 Sep 2016
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