Middle East

'No progress' in peace talks: Syrian deputy FM

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad gestures as he talks to journalists after a meeting with the Syrian opposition at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

GENEVA: A fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks between Syria's government and opposition has made no progress, Faisal Muqdad, the country's deputy foreign minister said Friday.

"We deeply regret that this round did not make any progress," Muqdad told reporters, as both sides traded blame over the deadlock in the Geneva talks, the second round of which began Monday.





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