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Syrian National Council elects Kurd as new leader

Syrian National Council elects Kurd as new leader

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(Istanbul) - The Syrian National Council, elected Kurdish activist Abdelbasset Sida as its leader at a meeting in Istanbul, a council statement said. Sida, 56-year-old succeeds Burhan Ghalioun, a liberal opposition figure who had presided over…
Arab League chief in China for Syria talks

Arab League chief in China for Syria talks

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(Shanghai) - Head of Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi who has played a key role in mediating the Syria crisis arrived in China for discussions with top Chinese leaders including Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, China’s Foreign Ministry said. "The…