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Tolerated opposition group says it has ruled out direct talks, day after president outlines peace plan.
Demand comes as more than 200 opposition figures meet outside Syria's capital in bid to tackle crackdown on protests.
Government critics meeting in Damascus call for democracy while government vows to invite "all factions" to a dialogue.
Gathering of nearly 200 critics of the Assad regime dismissed by some democracy activists as a "publicity stunt".
Al Jazeera profiles some of the most prominent figures taking part in an opposition meeting in Damascus.
For democratisation to happen in Syria, leadership and unity must be addressed first.
Critic who urged recognition of Lebanese independence leaves jail after prison term.

Syria has detained the prominent writer and democracy campaigner Michel Kilo.

Syrian analysts have said they do not expect Russia and China to veto a UN Security Council resolution threatening Damascus with punitive sanctions.
Cilina Nasser in Damascus
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Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
 
 
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