Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting

Read more

FOCUS

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Read more

FOCUS

Hunger in a fertile land...

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Brazzaville peace talks suspended

Read more

ENCORE!

High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Read more

REPORTERS

Hong Kong in rebellion against the 'motherland'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Gaza: children caught up in the conflict

Read more

  • Pro-Palestinian protest staged in Paris under tight security

    Read more

  • UN human rights chief blasts Israel-Gaza ‘war crimes’

    Read more

  • Bomb attacks leave scores dead in north Nigeria

    Read more

  • Gaza protests: ‘France imported the Mideast conflict a long time ago’

    Read more

  • Poland’s Rafal Majka wins 17th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Remains of Flight MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

    Read more

  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory

    Read more

  • TransAsia Airways Taiwan crash leaves dozens dead

    Read more

  • Video: Fear, death and mourning in Gaza’s Khan Younis

    Read more

  • Young riders raise French hopes for Tour de France

    Read more

  • Defying UK, France to proceed with warships sale to Russia

    Read more

  • US courts issue conflicting reports on Obamacare

    Read more

  • Video: Lebanon fears fallout from regional turmoil

    Read more

  • Widodo wins Indonesian presidential election

    Read more

Middle east

Arab League and Russia rule out intervention in Syria

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-03-10

Russian and Arab League ministers agreed on Saturday there should be no foreign intervention in Syria. After the meeting in Cairo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (pictured) said delegates wanted an "end to the violence whatever its source".

AFP - Arab and Russian foreign ministers meeting in Cairo on Saturday called for an end to the violence in Syria "whatever its source", as they try to reach common ground on ways to resolve the deadly conflict.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters after a meeting at the Arab League headquarters on Syria that he and his Arab counterparts want "an end to the violence whatever its source."

Reading out a joint statement, Lavrov and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani said they also agreed on setting up a mechanism for "objective monitoring" in the conflict-stricken country, and had agreed on no foreign intervention there.

They also called for "unhindered humanitarian access" in Syria and support for the mission of UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to Damascus.

They said the five-point statement was based on the General Assembly resolution passed on February 16 and on previous Arab resolutions.

Date created : 2012-03-10

  • SYRIA

    Kofi Annan arrives in Syria amid fresh crackdowns

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    Assad vows to fight ‘foreign-backed terrorists’

    Read more

  • SYRIA

    Syrian forces kill dozens on eve of Kofi Annan visit

    Read more

COMMENT(S)