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Posted: February 1, 2014 at 3:13 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Progress is very slow indeed, but the sides have engaged in an acceptable manner.” Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. mediator tasked with negotiating a peace deal between the Syrian government and rebels, after the first round of talks ended with little progress

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