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Syrian rebels capture key village near Aleppo city

Syrian rebels went on the offensive in Syria's north Monday, seizing three villages and attacking a main supply road, trying to counter government advances in recent weeks throughout the country.Full story

Russia says Syrian opposition blocking peace conference

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Syrian opposition leader is undermining chances for proposed peace talks by saying that foes of President Bashar al-Assad will only attend if they make military headway first, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. Full story

Russia urges Egypt to hold fair elections

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Egypt should strive for a peaceful transition of power in fair elections, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday, underlining Moscow's concerns about the risk of more unrest after the ousting of President Mohammed Mursi. Full story

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