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Jordan king, Iraqi, Saudi officials expected at Munich meet

Jordan's King Abdullah, Iraq's prime minister and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister are among those expected at a conference opening in southern Germany, after diplomats agreed to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war.

The Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of foreign and defense policy leaders, runs Friday through Sunday. Syria is expected to loom large at this year's event, which also features U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, among others.

Abdullah, whose country borders Syria and is home to large numbers of Syrian refugees, was to...