RT News - June 11, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

The Syrian opposition initiates rare talks with the government, as rebel forces continue to lose ground. We managed to get to their former stronghold, which has seen some of the worst violence in the three-year conflict. RT meets residents of the city of Homs, finally returning home and hoping to rebuild their lives, devastated by the civil war; The Iraqi government loses control of a vast province, after jihadist fighters seize several cities in the north, forcing the army and local officials to flee; And, Ukraine's army faces dissent within its ranks, as dozens of soldiers refuse to take part in a deadly crackdown against pro-autonomy regions in the east of the country.