UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (C) arrives for a press briefing at the United Nations on January 28, 2014, in Geneva. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
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Talks between Syria's warring sides entered their fifth day in Geneva on Wednesday with no signs of progress on a transfer of power or on providing desperately needed humanitarian relief.Delegations from President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the opposition National Coalition sat down from around 11:00 am (1000 GMT), the UN said. Tuesday's talks fell apart after the regime delegation urged participants to adopt a statement condemning Washington for supporting "terrorists" in Syria by backing rebel groups.A source in the opposition delegation told AFP the regime had been asked to say on Wednesday how it views the Geneva communique -- the statement on forming a transitional government that was issued after talks among global powers here in 2012 .
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