Syrian peace talks in Geneva have "stalled"

Discussions won't open again until Feb 25th

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Syrian peace talks in Geneva have stalled.

The UN says the discussions, to bring an end to five years of civil war, have been put on "pause" until February 25th.

Progress has been slow so far with the two sides refusing to speak directly.

The break in negotiations is designed to allow humanitarian relief reach besieged Syrian towns.

The main opposition group the HNC claims 32 children have been killed by the Assad regime and Russia since the talks started.