Syria sees 'no progress' at peace talks, blasts UN mediator

A Syrian man rides a motorbike past destroyed buildings in rebel-held town of Talbiseh on the northern outskirts of Homs on March 15, 2016A week of Geneva peace talks on Syria has proved fruitless, a source close to the Damascus government said Saturday, blaming UN pressure to end the five-year war. “We have seen no progress these past five days,” the source told AFP, criticising UN mediator Staffan de Mistura for urging Damascus to unveil a detailed transition strategy. “Mr De Mistura does not have the right to put pressure on anybody.

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