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        1/23/2014, Shevat 22, 5774

      Syrian Government, Opposition Exchange Accusations at Geneva II

      The first day of the Geneva II peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition was characterized by bitter accusations, the BBC reports.

      The opposition and the United States said that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad had no legitimacy and must step down from power, while Syria's foreign minister exchanged words with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over the length of his speech.