Qatar to Give Syrian Embassy in Doha to Opposition

Qatar plans to hand over the Syrian Embassy in its capital, Doha, to the opposition Syrian National Coalition, the group said in an e-mailed statement today.

The coalition said it has appointed Nizar al-Haraki, 51, as ambassador to Qatar.

Al-Haraki is an electrical engineer from the province of Daraa, where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, the group said in the statement.

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