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War & Conflict Breaking News: Ex-prisoner Chosen to Lead Syria Opposition Group

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A former Syrian political prisoner with close links to Saudi Arabia was picked Saturday to lead Syria's main Western-backed opposition group, filling a post long vacant due to divisions among President Bashar Assad's opponents. Egypt's National Salvation Front announced the appointment of an interim prime minister to run the country during a transition period in the wake of President Mohammed Morsi's sudden ouster. Police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters who had gathered at the Istanbul landmark Taksim Square with the intention of entering a park which has been cordoned off, hours after the city's governor warned that the demonstration was illegal and participants would be dispersed.

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