Posted by: mulrickillion | November 12, 2011

Syria suspended from Arab League

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Pro-democracy protesters wave pre-Baath Syrian flags during a demonstration against President Assad’s regime outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo. See more photos from from the Syrian revolt.

By Liz Sly, Nov 12, 2011 — BEIRUT — The Arab League suspended Syria’s membership of the regionwide body on Saturday, paving the way for a significant escalation in international pressure against President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

The 22-member League also called for economic and political sanctions against Syria and urged Arab states to withdraw their ambassadors, in a rare display of Arab solidarity against a fellow regional ruler. . . .

Syria suspended from Arab League – The Washington Post

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