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  Shvat 26, 5773 , 06/02/13

Islamic Leaders to Meet in Cairo, Discuss Syria, Mali

Heads of state from across the Islamic world will meet in Cairo Wednesday to tackle crises ranging from Syria's civil war to the battle against Islamist terrorists in Mali.

Syria will not be represented at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit even though much of the debate is expected to be focused on the conflict that has ravaged that country for almost 23 months, leaving tens of thousands dead, AFP reoprted.

The meeting will gather leaders of 26 of the OIC's 57 states, with Egypt's first Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, assuming the organization's rotating presidency.

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