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SYRIA'S OPPOSITION GROUPS MEET IN RIYADH

Syrian armed and political opposition groups are set to meet in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh today as part of a three-day conference aimed at finding a common position ahead of potential peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government, Al Jazeera reports.

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