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  1/11/2013, Tevet 29, 5773

Damascus Accuses Brahimi of 'Bias'

Damascus on Thursday accused joint UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi of "flagrant bias" against it, AFP reports. The accusations were made a day ahead of talks Brahimi was to hold with top U.S. and Russian officials on Syria's conflict.

The sharp broadside against the veteran Algerian diplomat, who has tried since September to quell the violence in Syria, revealed rising diplomatic tensions over the country's 21 months of violence.