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  1/21/2013, Shevat 10, 5773

Syria's Opposition Meets to Select Prime Minister

Syria's opposition umbrella group met on Sunday in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile, a day after the Damascus government ruled out any calls for the ouster of Bashar al-Assad, AFP reports.

The Syrian National Coalition, recognized by many Western and Arab powers as the sole representative of the Syrian people, met in Istanbul to discuss the formation of a government-in-exile and who would eventually head it, an opposition official said.