Talks aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict are proving extremely frustrating with the Syrian government and the opposition reporting little progress at a second day of talks in Geneva.
The UN diplomat charged with running the talks, Lakhdar Brahimi, says that, for things to take off, cooperation from both sides and a lot of external support was needed.
Brahimi added he will hold talks with senior Russian and U.S. officials on Friday.
The talks come amid chaotic scenes in the besieged Syrian city of Homs where the UN is attempting to co-ordinate the evacuation of civilians during a temporary ceasefire.
During the attempted evacuation, Syrian authorities detained over 3-hundred-30 men and are still thought to be questioning most of them without direct supervision by any neutral third party.