UN special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi
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Syria conflict: Geneva peace talks set for January

25 November 2013 Last updated at 14:20 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said Syria's government and opposition will for the first time attend peace talks - in Geneva on 22 January.

It would be "unforgivable not to seize this opportunity to bring an end to the suffering and destruction", he warned.

James Reynolds reports.