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Call for UN to help in Syria

Arab foreign ministers meet on Sunday to discuss whether to ask the UN to help their mission in Syria which has failed to end a 10-month crackdown on anti-government protests in which thousands have died.

world Updated: Jan 08, 2012 00:43 IST
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Arab foreign ministers meet on Sunday to discuss whether to ask the UN to help their mission in Syria which has failed to end a 10-month crackdown on anti-government protests in which thousands have died. The proposal by Qatar is to invite UN technicians and human rights experts to help Arab monitors assess whether Syria is honouring a pledge to stop its crackdown, Arab League sources said.

A source said it might request that UN staff helping the mission be Arabs.