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Religious difference, not ideology, will fuel this century’s epic battles | Tony Blair

We must encourage education and tolerance if we are to bring about peace in the Middle East and the rest of the world

The last weeks have seen a ghastly roll call of terror attacks in the obvious places: Syria, …

Fahmy offers Cairo as venue for Syria opposition talks

Fahmy offers Cairo as venue for Syria opposition talks

Nabil Fahmy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, speaks during peace talks of the so-called Geneva II conference in Montreux on January 22, 2014. Representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a deeply divided opposition, world powers and regional bodies started a long-delayed peace conference aimed at bringing an end to a nearly three-year civil war. 2014.  UN Photo / JEAN-MARC FERRE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UN PHOTO " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Nabil Fahmy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, speaks during peace talks of the so-called Geneva II conference in Montreux on January 22, 2014.
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Representatives from more than 30 nations and heads of international …

Egypt heads to Geneva II

Egypt heads to Geneva II

A picture taken on January 20, 2014 in Montreux shows the place of the Syrian opposition representative in the Syria peace conference room at the conference centre "Le Petit Palace" as part of the Montreux-Palace, the hotel that will host from wednesday the so-called Geneva II peace talks.        (AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES)

A picture taken on January 20, 2014 in Montreux shows the place of the Syrian opposition representative in the Syria peace conference room at the conference centre “Le Petit Palace” as part of the Montreux-Palace, the hotel that will host

Saudi rejects Iran’s participation in Syria talks

Saudi rejects Iran’s participation in Syria talks

A picture obtained from the official Facebook page of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's on January 20, 2014 shows Assad (C) in Damascus meeting with Syrian delegation that will go to Geneva II conference. Syria's main exiled opposition group promptly said it would shun the so-called Geneva II conference, the most intensive diplomatic effort yet to end the brutal three-year conflict.  AFP PHOTO / HO / FACEBOOK   == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT  (AFP PHOTO / HO / FACEBOOK)

A picture obtained from the official Facebook page of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s on January 20, 2014 shows Assad (C) in Damascus meeting with Syrian delegation that will go to Geneva II conference. 
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Four dead in clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

AFP- Four people have been killed in fighting in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, where sectarian clashes linked to the Syrian conflict regularly break out, a security source said Monday.

“Three people, a woman and two men, were killed …