URGENT ¥¥¥ Kerry urges Syrian opposition to attend Rome talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the Syrian opposition to reconsider their threat to boycott talks with foreign powers due to take place in Rome this week.

"I would urge the Syrian opposition to join us as a matter of practicality and of informing us," Kerry said in a news conference in London, promising the rebels that "we are coming to Rome to make a decision on next steps".