Qatar revives proposal to send an Arab force to Syria
Qatar has made a fresh call for an Arab force to end bloodshed in Syria if current diplomatic efforts by international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi fail, according to the Doha-based Al-Jazeera television.


"Arabs must think seriously about sending forces to ensure security in Syria if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve the crisis," Qatar's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, said in remarks broadcast by Al-Jazeera. "It is not a question of intervention in Syria in favour of one party against the other, but rather a force to preserve security," he said. (Reuters)