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Mediator Backs Feb. 10 For More Syrian Peace Talks

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January 31, 2014 AT 3:48 AM
U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has suggested Feb. 10 as the return date for continuing the peace talks between Syria's warring sides. Brahimi told reporters Friday that the opposition has accepted the date but the government wants to discuss the matter in Damascus before agreeing to it. At the end of the first face-to-face meetings between Syria's two sides, Brahimi said he sees some positive steps and common ground but the gaps between the sides "remain wide.