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UN General Assembly meets on Syria

The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are to address the UN General Assembly.

It comes ahead of Mr Brahimi's visit to the Syrian capital Damascus at the weekend, where he will meet President Assad.

On Monday, Mr Brahimi told the BBC the task facing him was "nearly impossible".

  • 04 Sep 2012