Syria Opposition Rejects Talks

The leader of Syria's main opposition group on Friday rejected the idea of holding talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government, saying it was pointless to speak to a regime that massacres its own people. Burhan Ghalioun, who heads the rebel Syrian National Council, told the Associated Press in a phone interview from Paris that the suggestion, made by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan, was unrealistic and that Annan had disappointed the Syrian people. He is due to meet Assad this weekend in Syria.