A picture shows an empty chair of Syria during an Arab foreign ministers meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo on March 9, 2014, to prepare the annual summit of heads of state. (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)
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A large Qatar-backed bloc plans to rejoin Syria's opposition National Coalition and may attend the body's upcoming meeting in Cairo in the next few weeks, officials have said.The 40-member bloc, which consists mostly of members of the Syrian National Council, and which quit the 120-member coalition before Syrian peace talks began in Geneva in January, said it had returned to confront what it saw as its unfair exclusion from decision-making.The bloc's return to the main opposition coalition sets the scene for a clash with the group's Saudi-backed president.A coalition official, who asked not to be identified, warned that the bloc's return could reignite tensions.
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