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From Riyadh to Istanbul: Brahimi rushes to contain Syria conflict fallout DAMASCUS – International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi was in Istanbul on Saturday for talks with Turkish officials as tensions soared between Damascus and Ankara over cargo seized from a Syrian passenger plane. The United States insisted Turkey had … Read more on Middle East…

Saudis Tell Would-Be Jihadists to Give Syria Rebels Cash Instead (Riyadh) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — As Saudi Arabia offers money and diplomatic backing to the rebel armies in Syria, it's keeping a tight rein on would-be jihadists who aspire to take arms against Bashar al-Assad. The Sunni Muslim-led rebels fighting Assad enjoy … Read more…