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US calls for convoys to Homs where 'people are starving'

The United States has called on the Syrian government to allow convoys into Homs, where "people are starving". America added that the evacuation of women and children from the city was "not sufficient."

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Syria to leave peace talks 'if no serious sessions held'

The Syrian government will leave UN peace talks if no "serious work sessions" are held by Saturday, state television quoted foreign minister Walid al-Moualem as saying.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem pictured at the talks in Geneva. Credit: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Mr Moualem reportedly told international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, "If no serious work sessions are held [by Saturday], the official Syrian delegation will leave Geneva due to the other side's lack of seriousness or preparedness".

Mr Brahimi met a Syrian government delegation today, a meeting described as having a "positive atmosphere."

The mediator is due to meet the Syrian opposition delegation later today.

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