Syria talks: Lakhdar Brahimi apology for lack of progress
15 February 2014 Last updated at 23:13 GMT
The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress.
He had held final discussions with both sides in Geneva in a last-ditch bid to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and opposition.
He said the main sticking point was the government, which refused again to talk about a transitional governing body.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports.