UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi speaks during a press conference on the Syrian peace talks at the United Nations headquarters on February 13, 2014 in Geneva. (AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES)
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The United States and Russia have pledged to help unblock stalled negotiations between Syria's two warring sides, international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday.Brahimi held a two-hour meeting with U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov to try to salvage faltering peace talks between the opposition and Syrian government. Brahimi said that no new confidence-building measures -- such as prisoner releases or agreement on access to besieged areas -- had been discussed during the round that began between the opposition and Syrian government on Monday.
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