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UN Syria Envoy to Try to Move on Constitution Before Leaving

U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday he will make a final effort to advance toward a new constitution for Syria — a key step in ending the country’s civil war — before stepping down at the end of November. De Mistura announced he is departing for “purely, purely personal reasons” related to his family after four years and four months in one of the toughest U.N. jobs. He also told the Security Council that objections by the Syrian government are still holding up the...

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