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Syria talks move toward creating transitional government

Foreign ministers from nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to create a transitional government in Syria within 18 months, The Associated Press reports.

By the end of 2015, the leaders hope to set up meetings between President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition in the war-torn country. Countries remain divided over whether he'd be part of the transitional government.

The meeting in Vienna also focused heavily on the country's role in regional terrorism, in light of the series of deadly shootings and bombings in Paris on Friday night, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.

"These kinds of attacks are the most vile, horrendous, outrageous, unacceptable acts on the planet," said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.