Sides far apart as first round of Syria talks end

Feb 01, 2014, 8:03 AM EST
A picture taken on November 7, 2013, shows the debris and rubble on the streets of Sbeineh south of Syrian capital Damascus.
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The first round of talks on the Syrian conflixt closed in Geneva Saturday with little to no progress seen. Syria's foreign minister Walid Muallem offered this assessment: "I regret to tell you that we have not reached tangible results during this week."

Background:

Gaps are "wide" as talks wrap [VOA]

Little sign of progress [AP]

Brahimi cites "common ground" [BBC]

U.N. chief pushes for quick return to talks [ABC]

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