A bomb exploded Thursday in Syria's capital Damascus, in a busy market and near the country's highest court, injuring at least three people. It's not yet clear who was behind the blast, but Syria has been hit by a wave of explosions in recent months, most of which have targeted the security agencies of President Bashar al-Assad. Major world powers will meet Saturday in Geneva to discuss Syria's crisis, "but few observers expect a major breakthrough. Syria has the protection of Russia, a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, and has so far been impervious to international pressure."
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