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UN Says Syria Blocking Efforts to Draft New Constitution

The U.N. envoy for Syria is urging Russia and world leaders to overcome the Damascus government’s opposition to forming a committee which will draft a new constitution that is key to ending the country's civil war. Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council on Friday that he hopes high-level meetings planned in the coming weeks will enable him to announce the establishment of a 150-member committee before he steps down at the end of November. Syria strongly objects to a 50-member...

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