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Syria to allow Arab League monitors to observe cease fire with protesters

Syria on Monday pledged full cooperation with the Arab League after it finally agreed to allow an observer mission to monitor a deal to end nine months of bloodshed, in a move dismissed by the opposition. Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said an advance team of observers would head to…

Iraq to launch mediation to end Syria crisis

DAMASCUS — Iraq’s foreign minister will hold talks with the Damascus regime and opposition groups to try to end months of unrest, as deadly clashes raged Sunday between deserters and regular troops. A senior Omani government official meanwhile said the Arab League was “optimistic” that by Monday Syria will sign…

Arab League agrees to sweeping sanctions on Syria

CAIRO — Arab foreign ministers and Turkey agreed a list of sweeping sanctions Sunday designed to cripple the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad who has defied pressure to halt a bloody crackdown on protests. As another 15 civilians were reported dead in Syria, the 22-member Arab League announced an…

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