PM: Drive Syria extremists out

David Cameron said he wants to see al Qaeda-linked extremists "driven out" of Syria. His comments came as Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi told a gathering in Cairo that his country has cut all diplomatic ties with Syria.

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Egyptian President cuts all ties with Syria

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said Egypt has decided to cut all ties with Syria and will withdraw the country's envoy from Damascus.

Addressing a gathering of Sunni Muslim clerics in Cairo, Morsi said: "We decided today to entirely break off relations with Syria and with the current Syrian regime."

He also warned Assad's allies in the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi'ite militia to pull back from fighting in Syria.

"We stand against Hezbollah in its aggression against the Syrian people," Morsi said.

"Hezbollah must leave Syria - these are serious words. There is no space or place for Hezbollah in Syria."

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