LAUSANNE, Switzerland Oct 15 U.S.-led talks on
Syria including Russia and regional powers began in the Swiss
town of Lausanne on Saturday, a U.S. official said.
The meeting is another attempt to try to find a diplomatic
solution to the Syria conflict, which has lasted over 5 years.
Apart from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also present at the talks are
the foreign ministers of Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Qatar, Iran,
Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Lesley Wroughton; Editing
by Jack Stubbs)