Nov 07, 2013
Senior diplomats from the United States, Russia, and the UN failed this week to agree on the details and date for a Geneva II meeting to help resolve the Syrian crisis. UN and Arab League Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had hoped to hold the meeting in late November, but admitted that it might have to be put off until early 2014. Obstacles included disagreement over the participation of Iran and over the role of Syrian president Assad in the process, as well as disunity among the opposition.
In a region as conflict-ridden as the Middle East and North Africa, refugees inevitably surface. Proper treatment of these refugees, or lack thereof, is a concern which has garnered much attention.
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