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Syria Warns Arab Nations

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad this week warned foreign states against trying to "sow chaos" in an apparent reference to Arab Gulf nations during remarks to a Russian TV channel. Gulf powers like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have argued that Syrian insurgents should be supplied with weapons, and Assad's government has repeatedly accused countries of backing a "terrorist" campaign. The warnings come as an increasingly shaky ceasefire continues to unravel, as protesters were attacked Thursday at Aleppo University in Syria's biggest city.

May 18, 2012 6:53 AM