BEIRUT — A key international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held in Geneva on Nov. 23 and 24, according to an announcement by the Arab League chief on Sunday.
But the country's warring factions are keeping up attacks, with a suicide truck bomb attack on a government checkpoint on the edge of the central city of Hama killing 30 people, according to both activists and the state media.
League chief Nabil el-Araby made the announcement at a news conference at the pan-Arab organization's headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after talks with the Arab League-U.N. envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.
The proposed conference will attempt to get Syria's rival sides to agree on a transitional government in that country based on a plan adopted in Geneva in June 2012.
Syria's conflict, now into its third year, has left over 100,000 dead.