Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem
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Syrian regime threatens to quit peace talks

24 January 2014 Last updated at 13:58 GMT

The Syrian government delegation has threatened to quit peace talks in Geneva if serious discussions do not begin by Saturday.

There were initial hopes of a joint meeting between the two sides, but later it emerged that UN negotiator Lakhdar Brahimi would hold talks with each separately.

Paul Wood reports from Geneva.