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  1/28/2012, Shevat 4, 5772

Arab League In Talks With Russia Over Syria

The Arab League is in talks with Russia ahead of a meeting at the UN Security Council in New York to discuss the violence in Syria according to the deputy secretary-general, Ahmed Bin Hali.  Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said a European-Arab draft resolution on Syria had circulated on Friday to the UN Security Council and was unacceptable in parts, but Russia was ready to "engage" on it.