Syrian government backs away from U.N. plan on humanitarian relief for Homs

By Liz Sly, January 27, 2014

GENEVA — Hopes faded Monday for a quick win at peace talks between Syria’s warring factions after the Syrian government declined to authorize a convoy of food to enter a besieged neighborhood in the center of the city of Homs under the terms of an agreement brokered by the United Nations.

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