May 31, 2015

Saudi, Egypt downplay reports of discord over Syria

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Saudi Arabia sought Sunday to downplay reports of discord among the close allies over Syria during a visit of the Saudi foreign minister to Cairo. Riyadh is a key backer of Islamist rebels battling to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. Egypt's government, which is deeply suspicious of Islamist movements throughout the region, says Assad's government will have to be...

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