Syria’s Assad meets French lawmakers

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DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Wednesday with French parliamentarians, the first such meeting since France closed its embassy in 2012 and announced that Syria’s leader had lost all legitimacy. The trip was not approved by the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee, and the Foreign Ministry said it did not support the mission. Many European diplomats are…

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Libyan parliament proposes Haftar to lead army: spokesman

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