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Qatar: Arab nations call on Syria's Assad to step down

Last modified: 23 Jul 2012 02:01

Arab League nations on Sunday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly give up power in order to end his country's unrest, Qatar's emir said.

"There is agreement on the need for the rapid resignation of President Bashar al-Assad," Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani told journalists at the ministerial meeting of the Arab League.