Arab League offers seat to Syrian opposition

The head of the Arab League has formally invited the Syrian National Coalition - the main grouping of opposition groups and rebels - to represent Syria on the League.

President Bashar al-Assad's government was suspended from the Cairo-based League in November 2011, eight months into the civil war.

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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.