Syria Rejects Arab League Plan

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At a news conference in Cairo, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani read out a statement laying out an ambitious plan of political reform to restore "stability and security." (Photo: BBC)

Syria has rejected an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to his deputy. The league, meeting in Cairo, urged Syria to form a national unity government with the opposition within two months. A government official called the plan "flagrant interference" in Syria's internal affairs, state TV said. Lisa Mullins talks with Financial Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Cairo. Below are several updates on this story.
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