RT News - June 11, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

In a rare glimpse of hope, the Syrian opposition initiates talks with the government, as rebels lose strategic ground. We managed to get access to their former stronghold, one of the worst hit in the three-year long war. RT meets residents of the city of Homs, who're finally returning home and struggling to rebuild their lives in a city almost wiped off the map; Jihadist fighters seize key cities in northern Iraq, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee, as the country's government continues to lose ground to militants; And Kiev says more than 200 people, including 14 children, have been killed in the ongoing assault in Ukraine's east. That's as the army faces dissent, with soldiers refusing to fight the civilian population.