The Arab League has to stand up and take action against Assad if they want to cling on to any legitimacy. The Guardian:
The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria and criticised President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the escalating violence that has claimed the lives of at least 80 people in recent days. In a statement, Nabil el-Araby, the league's secretary general, said around 100 observers would remain in the country but would not undertake new missions. "Given the critical deterioration of the situation in Syria and the continued use of violence … it has been decided to immediately stop the work of the Arab League's mission to Syria pending presentation of the issue to the league's council," he said.