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Syrian antagonists face to face

The U.N. mediator trying to broker peace after three years of civil war in Syria said the agreement by the antagonists to face each other at peace talks for the first time Saturday is an accomplishment to be measured in “half-steps.” Lakhdar Brahimi also said the painstakingly choreographed conference would continue today, focusing on humanitarian aid — the one topic the Syrian government and the opposition could agree to discuss.

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  • Headline: Syrian antagonists face to face
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 6 on 01/26/2014
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