Syria Accepts Arab League Peace Plan

Syria has agreed to fully accept an Arab League proposal to end the nearly eight months of violence during which Syrian government forces cracked down on pro-democracy protesters with increasing brutality. “The Syrian delegation accepted the Arab League plan without reservations and in its entirety,” according to the AFP. The plan dictates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad bring an immediate halt to the violence, remove tanks from the streets and initiate a dialogue between his government and its opponents.