Humanitarian assistance yet to reach trapped Syrian city

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi indicated Monday that delivery of humanitarian assistance to, and evacuation of children and women from, the besieged Syrian city of Homs, has not yet started.

Brahimi, special envoy of the United Nations and Arab League, expressed hope on Sunday that such assistance operations would begin on Monday.

Speaking to reporters on Monday in Geneva, Brahimi said, "There are no miracles here," and added that efforts will be made to continue talks between the Syrian government and rebels on Tuesday.

The two parties started talks at the U.N. European headquarters on Friday but have stalled due to a deep schism in view about the establishment of a transitional government and other issues.