January 24th, 2012
09:01 AM ET

GCC countries leave Arab League mission in Syria

A key bloc of Gulf Arab nations has withdrawn from the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria, the group said Tuesday.

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said it took the step because of the persistence of bloodshed in Syria and a "lack of commitment" by the government to fully adhere to the plan it agreed to with the Arab League.

The bloc is composed of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. Saudi Arabia decided to pull out its monitors Sunday and the other countries in the bloc followed Tuesday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™


    January 24, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    And it begins.

    January 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      January 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MinnesotaMinnie

    NOT our problem. If we kept our nose out of other peoples' problems, they would resolve them. Have we learned nothing from Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan? Stay out of Nigeria too. NOT our problem. We have enough issues at home that go uncared for because we police the world. Time to stop. Let the UN deal with the issues....that is what they were created for.

    January 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. **cosmicVox *

    ... the U.N. deal with issues, my first big laugh of the day...

    January 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. icon design

    Yes, really. So happens.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |