Promise of peace

Print edition : January 10, 2014

(Right) Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary General, and Ake Sellstrom (centre), head of the U.N. Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria, at the U.N. headquarters in New York on December 12. Photo: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AP

Syrian soldiers after capturing the town of Nabak, north of Damascus, near Syria's border with Lebanon, on December 9. Photo: AFP

Hopes for an end to the conflict in Syria are high as the Geneva peace talks are announced and the U.S. decides to abort war plans after investigations find that the rebels used sarin.
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