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Syrian government and rebels 'to meet face-to-face' at UN

25 January 2014 Last updated at 02:35 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".

Imogen Foulkes reports.