Arab League to propose joint peacekeeping mission with UN

Meeting in Cairo, the Arab League is discussing the next steps they can take to try and halt the bloodshed in Syria. Stymied by China and Russia's veto of their plan at the UN, the League is looking into several alternatives, including setting up a "Friends of Syria" working group of all interested parties, including western countries, as well as the possibility of a joint peacekeeping mission with the UN. Reuters: As part of the Arab efforts, Tunisia said it would host the first meeting on February 24 of a "Friends of Syria" contact group made up of Arab and other states and backed by Western powers. "How long will we stay as onlookers to what is happening to the brotherly Syrian people, and how much longer will we grant the Syrian regime one period after another so it can commit more massacres against its people?" Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal asked ministers at the start of the League session. "At our meeting today I call for decisive measures, after the failure of...(Read Full Post)