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Posted: February 16, 2014 at 4:51 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I am very, very sorry, and I apologize to the Syrian people.” Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations mediator for Syria who has spent decades negotiating conflicts, after wrapping up a second round of peace talks in Geneva that ended in disagreement

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2nd Syria talks end in deadlock

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi speaks during a news conference after closing the second round of negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition Saturday without finding a way of breaking the impasse in peace talks. Saturday's talks, which lasted less than half an hour, left the future of the negotiating process in doubt. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

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