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Syria peace talks break up as UN envoy fails to end deadlock (from around the web)

The UN special envoy for Syria failed to break the deadlock in Geneva between the Assad regime and the opposition amid fears that the peace talks could collapse altogether.

UN-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologised to the Syrian people on Saturday for the lack of progress after the second round of talks at the United Nations’ European headquarters ended after less than half an hour, leaving the future of the negotiations in doubt.

The Algerian-born diplomat said the agreement to evacuate people from the besieged city of Homs had raised hopes that had not been satisfied at the talks involving opposition groups and representatives of President Bashar al-Assad.

via Syria peace talks break up as UN envoy fails to end deadlock | World news | theguardian.com.

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UN ‘very sorry’ as Syria talks break off in failure (via AFP)

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