Lakhdar Brahimi
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Syria sides 'to meet face-to-face' at Geneva II talks

24 January 2014 Last updated at 23:27 GMT

Syria's opposition and government will meet "in the same room" in Geneva on Saturday after the first day of a peace conference ended with no direct talks.

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who held talks with both sides on Friday, said they all understood that the conference was trying to "save Syria".

Lyse Doucet reports.