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Divisions Overshadow Lebanon's Arab Summit as Few Leaders Come to Beirut

At least eight heads of state were originally expected in Beirut, said a source in the organizing committee, but only the Somali and Mauritanian presidents will now join Lebanese President Michel Aoun in attending. A big point of contention, in a region plagued by bellicose politics, is whether to welcome Syria back into the Arab fold now that President Bashar al-Assad has restored control over most of his country. Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, at a pre-summit meeting on...

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