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Signs of 'civil war' in Iraq says Saudi Arabia

Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said on Wednesday that the deteriorating security situation in Iraq shows signs of a "civil war". "This grave situation that is storming Iraq carries with it the signs of

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Khamenei warns of US loss over Syria

Iran's most powerful authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday the US was using a chemical attack in Syria's civil war as a pretext to interfere in the country and warned it would suffer loss from any intervention.

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Americans oppose US intervention in Syria

Americans strongly oppose US intervention in Syria's civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria's government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll s

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Syria struggles to tap frozen funds for food tenders

Syria's efforts to step up food purchases are being thwarted by sellers unwilling to risk delays in payments from frozen foreign bank accounts. Civil war and a deepening humanitarian crisis have prompted the government of Pres

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Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

A deeply polarised Egypt braced for bloodshed on Friday in rival mass rallies summoned by the army that ousted the state's first freely elected president and by the Islamists who back him. Both sides warned of a decisive strug

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Only foreign invasion can threaten me: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he and his government would survive the civil war having endured everything his opponents could do to topple him and only the distant prospect of direct foreign military intervention could change that.

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Lebanon at breaking point, needs help: PM

  Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has urged Arab states to help his country cope with a flood of Syrian refugees who are stretching its scarce resources and will need at least $370 million in support this year.

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As Syrians pour in, Lebanon's fears grow

  The arrival of tens of thousands of mostly Sunni Muslim Syrian refugees is seen as a replay of the flood of Palestinians which altered Lebanon's communal balance and challenged its power struc

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Over 60,000 dead in Syria conflict

  At least 60,000 people have died in Syria's conflict, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said on Wednesday, citing an "exhaustive" UN-commissioned study.   Over five months of

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Iran warns Turkey not to deploy Patriot missiles

Iran said Turkey's plans to deploy Patriot defensive missiles near its border with Syria would add to the region's problems, as fears grow of the Syrian civil war spilling across frontiers. Turkey asked Nato for the Patrio

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