Sunday, February 12, 2012

Syria unrest: Arab League to meet in Cairo for talks

Arab foreign ministers are meeting in Cairo on Sunday to decide their next move after a resolution on Syria failed in the UN Security Council last week.

Officials say the ministers could discuss a joint observer mission with the UN and recognition of the main opposition group.

Syrian government forces have continued to bombard the city of Homs.

Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda's leader has backed the Syrian uprising.

In a video message, Ayman al-Zawahiri told the opposition not rely on the West or Arab countries for support.

Zawahiri - who took over the leadership of al-Qaeda following the death of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011 - described the Syrian government as a "cancerous regime that suffocated the free people of Syria".

He called on Muslims to offer whatever help they could. Read More