Friends of Syria to aid rebels

The "Friends of Syria" group have agreed "to provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment to the opposition on the ground". The group, meeting in Doha, said they would channel the aid through a Western-backed rebel military command.

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William Hague arrives in Doha for Syria meeting

Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Doha for talks on the Syrian crisis.

Foreign Secretary William Hague delivering a speech on June 20. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

He will be joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, France, Qatar and Germany at the "Friends of Syria" meeting.

Speaking as he arrived in Doha, Mr Hague said they were holding the meeting in a bid "to help the Syrian people".

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