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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2215 GMT, July 3

07-04-2011 14:41 BJT

BENGHAZI -- Libyan rebels rejected Sunday an African Union (AU) peace plan to end the ongoing conflicts in the North African country, insisting that any settlement should be based on the immediate resignation of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, the spokesman for the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council (NTC), said at a press conference held in Benghazi that the AU plan is not accepted because it does not call for Gaddafi to give up power.

"The NTC rejects all proposals that do not include the departure of Gaddafi and his circles," Ghoga said. (Libya-AU-Peace Plan)

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DAMASCUS -- Around 200 Syrian independent and opposition figures held Sunday a meeting that aims at transiting the country to a civil, multi-party and democratic state.

The meeting is held under the title "the national initiative for Syria's future" that aims, according to its organizers, to help the transition of the country to a democratic and civil state, and to devote the language of civilized national dialogue and stop bloodshed." (Syria-National initiative)

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Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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