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World News : Geneva II Peace Conference - Syria Civil War

              On 22nd January 2014, peace conference is planned to be held between Syrian government and opposition groups in Geneva. This conference hopefully will be a solution to the crisis and could end the civil war. It is planned to establish a transitional government until the elections.

            Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations peace envoy to Syria, is the head of this conference had relations with both Syrian regime and opposition and also with Russia, USA and China. Instead of miltary solution he is aming to end this conflict with political one. The main problem according to him is the fragmentation of opposition groups and bringing them together under one entity.

          Syria's opposition National Coalition and Syrian Regime headed by Bashar al-Assad will be the main actors of the conference. SNC specifies that the reigme is still behaving violently against civilians.

          Following many innocent civilian deaths and genocides, hopefully this conflict can end peacefully and Whatever the problem between nations states or the groups in Syria, it is unacceptable to see them watching civilians being killed and doing nothing for two years. Lastly, Syria had been accused of torturing and executing their own citizens.

         Total 31 countries including the USA, Turkey, China, Russia, Germany, UK, Saudi Arabia and some international organizations like United Nations and European Union will participate in peace talks.