Syrian ambassador uninvited

The Syrian ambassador has seen his invitation to the Royal Wedding revoked.
The Foreign Office yesterday summoned ambassador Sami Khiyami to condemn the Syrian government's violent crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators, which have reportedly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians.
Labour MPs had expressed their distaste that the representative of the Syrian government in the UK would be able to attend Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton.
But the Foreign Office said his presence would now be "unacceptable".
The wedding list has fuelled controversy because two former Labour prime ministers - Gordon Brown and Tony Blair - did not receive invitations, while their Conservative predecessors John Major and Margaret Thatcher were asked to attend.

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