Qatari PM Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani
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Arab League sets out vision for Syria reforms

The Arab League has outlined a series of steps it wants Syria to undertake to end the violence in the country.

At a news conference in Cairo, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani read out a statement laying out an ambitious plan of political reform to restore "stability and security".

The league called on the Syrian authorities to form a national unity government to include the opposition in two months.

It said both sides should end the bloodshed, urging President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to his deputy.

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