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Syria peace talks - Geneva II - to begin in Switzerland

22 January 2014 Last updated at 05:29 GMT

A major conference aimed at finding a political solution to the three-year conflict in Syria that has left 100,000 dead is due to start in Switzerland.

The Syrian government and the main opposition are attending the Geneva II summit along with international allies.

The key issue, on which neither side appears willing to budge, is the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

Imogen Foulkes reports.