Syria 'deserves credit' over arms

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the Assad regime deserves credit for its compliance in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. UN inspectors have began destroying the country's stockpile.

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UN envoy Brahimi: Syria peace talks not a certainty

United Nations peace envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, repeated today that peace talks planned for mid-November may not take place.

He told TV5 television and RFI radio:

No, this is not a certainty. I am trying to invite...I am encouraging everybody to come to Geneva in the second half of November.

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