Middle East

Syria rejects Brahimi 'civil war' talk as fighting rages

The new United Nations peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi speaks to the press after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on August 20, 2012. Brahimi, a veteran diplomat troubleshooter, was named on Friday to take over from Kofi Annan after Annan quit because of the lack of international support for his peace plan. AFP PHOTO POOL / PATRICK KOVARIK





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