Secretary of State John Kerry said late Friday night that the U.S. and Russia had agreed to work toward a ceasefire among the warring factions in Syria in one week. The agreement is backed by other major players and will accelerate humanitarian aid and bring the Syrian regime and the opposition back to the table, says NPR’s Michele Kelemen.

This meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Munich aims to get broad U.N. talks going again. The ISSG consists of 20 countries, including the U.S., Russia, Iran, and other “European and Middle Eastern nations, who have an interest in the Syrian conflict.”

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