UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi attends a press briefing on peace talks at the United Nations headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Geneva. (AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES)
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Syria's warring sides got bogged down in a dispute Thursday over who was responsible for the violence in the country, as peace talks in Geneva focused on "terrorism".The U.N. mediator is expected to announce Friday a second round of talks in Geneva after about a week.During the interval, Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba will visit officials in Russia, one of the Syrian regime's staunchest allies, his top aide told AFP Thursday evening. Syria's regime and opposition have been brought together in Geneva in the biggest diplomatic push yet to end a civil war that has left over 130,000 dead and forced millions from their homes. The sixth day of talks had gotten off to a positive start, with the two sides sharing a minute of silence for all the victims of the Syrian tragedy.The regime delegation has said Assad's position is not up for debate in Geneva.
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