US to meet with Russia over Syria

The meeting comes as Syria on Wednesday released more than 2,000 prisoners in return for 48 Iranians freed by rebels after five months in captivity, The New York Times reports. The release appears to be the biggest prisoner swap since the beginning of the uprising against Assad 22 months ago.

U.S. and Russian officials met with Brahimi twice last month. Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE met with him and her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Dublin on Dec. 6, while Burns and Bogdanov saw him in Geneva on Dec. 9.