Middle East
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International envoy Kofi Annan's talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus were unfruitful.

"The situation is so bad and so dangerous that all of us cannot afford to fail," international peace envoy Kofi Annan said in Damascus, Syria.
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