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Gulf States: We Support Syria's New Opposition

The Gulf Cooperation Council backs newly forged group

(Newser) - The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council recognized the new broad-based Syrian opposition group today as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people, the first formal endorsement of the opposition group that seeks to topple President Bashar Assad. Syrian anti-government groups struck a deal yesterday after more than a week of meetings... More »

Gulf Arab Monitors Bail on Syria

Arab League says mission will continue

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's Persian Gulf allies are following the Saudis' lead: They're exiting the Arab League's monitoring effort in Syria, days after the League's mandate expired . The move prompted the Arab League to again review and reaffirm its mission today, Reuters reports. The Gulf Cooperation Council said... More »

Arab League May Boot Syria

Emergency meeting today in Cairo could recognize opposition

(Newser) - Arab League officials will hold an emergency meeting today in Cairo to discuss suspending Syria from the organization because of Bashar al-Assad's continued bloody crackdown against protesters, reports the AP . Already several Arab states have recalled their ambassadors to Syria, where the death toll in uprisings has reportedly topped... More »

West Urges Saleh to Step Down

US, Britain offer guarantees of money, no prosecution

(Newser) - US and British officials are urging Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, offering him guarantees of money and protection from prosecution, reports the Guardian . A Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council had tried to convince Saleh to step aside and agree to elections, but the president refused. However, now that... More »

Yemen Prez Refusing to Sign Deal

Saleh backs away on eve of signing that would end crisis

(Newser) - Yemen's president is refusing to personally sign the deal that would end that country's political crisis, reports the AP, potentially indicating its collapse. A rep of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, which brokered the agreement that would have Ali Abdullah Saleh step down within 30 days, said that... More »

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