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Syria retracts weapons threat

Syria has said an earlier foreign ministry statement that it would use chemical weapons against foreign forces was "misconstrued and taken out of context". Britain had earlier said the threat from Damascus is "unacceptable"

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£64 million in aid for Syrian refugees

The Arab League's ministerial committee on Syria has agreed to offer £64 million ($100 million) in aid to Syrian refugees, Qatar's prime minister said.

"An amount has been approved for the Syrian refugees of $100 million," Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani told a news conference in the Qatari capital.

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