International Conference on Syria Set in Nov.

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    The Geneva conference is an attempt to get sides to agree on a transitional government in Syria (Published Sunday, Jan 26, 2014)

    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby says a key international conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held in Geneva on Nov. 23 and 24.

    El-Araby made the announcement at a news conference Sunday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after talks with the Arab League-U.N. envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.

    The Geneva conference is an attempt to get sides to agree on a transitional government in Syria based on a plan adopted in that city in June 2012.

    Syria's conflict, now into its third year, has left over 100,000 dead.

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