Syrian opposition chief Hijab expected at troubled Geneva talks


Geneva (AFP)

The head of Syria's main umbrella opposition group, former Syrian premier Riad Hijab, will arrive in Switzerland on Wednesday to join troubled peace talks, a spokesman for the group told AFP.

The expected arrival of High Negotiations Committee (HNC) general coordinator Hajib comes as the biggest diplomatic push to date to end the almost five-year-old war hangs by a thread, with formal talks yet to begin in earnest.