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Arab League Criticizes Syrian Election Plan

Holding an election in Syria while civil war rages will only  obstruct international efforts to resolve the conflict, the head of the Arab League said on Tuesday.   President Bashar al-Assad's government announced on Monday that a presidential election would take place on June 3 - an event that is certain to extend his grip on power.   “This step could suspend the desired efforts of maturing negotiations for a political solution to the Syrian crisis,” Nabil el-Araby,...

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