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UK to send armour to Syria

The UK is to supply armoured vehicles and body armour to Syria opposition forces in a bid to end a crisis that has reached "catastrophic proportions", Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

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Arab League invites Syrian opposition to meeting

The Arab League has asked Syria's main opposition bloc to choose a representative to attend its meeting in Doha later this month, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

The influential group comprising representatives from 22 Arab countries has been discussing whether to offer Syria's seat to an opposition figure instead of President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Damascus was suspended from the Cairo-based League in November 2011, eight months into the civil war.

Some members of the Arab League are thought to have opposed offering the vacated seat to the Syrian National Coalition.

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