Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria

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An interpreter (right) covering the Security Council meeting, as Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the Council via video teleconference. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict have been described as "promising" by the UN special envoy for Syria.

Staffan de Mistura made the remarks on Monday during a briefing to the Security Council in New York via video-teleconference from Geneva in Switzerland.

Since March 2011, Syria has been in the throes of a conflict that has forced more than half of all Syrians to leave their homes.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

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