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Latest News Wires UN to hold emergency meeting on Syria as violence continues to rage

The United Nations will once again meet to try to broker a peace deal as the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate.

By Patrick J. McDonnellLos Angeles Times / June 27, 2012

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With a new warning that strife-torn Syria confronts a “catastrophic” fate, the United Nations said Wednesday it will convene an emergency session Saturday in a bid to salvage a faltering, U.N.-brokered peace plan that has failed to halt the nation’s slide toward civil war.