Arab Nations Call On Syria's Assad To Step Down: Qatar

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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.

Free Syrian Army soldiers stand near a fallen Syrian flag at the Bab al-Salam border crossing to Turkey. 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.

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.

Arab nations also called on the Syrian opposition and the rebel Free Syrian Army to form a transitional government without Assad.

"We call on the opposition and the ASL (Free Syrian Army) to form a government of national unity," Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani told reporters in Doha at the end of the meeting.