Syria: Arab League calls for joint peacekeeping mission
13 February 2012 Last updated at 00:12 GMT
The Arab League is calling for a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission to end the 11-month conflict in Syria.
In a resolution seen by the BBC but not yet officially released, it scrapped its observer team, suspended last month, and said it was ending all diplomatic co-operation with Syria.
Damascus "categorically rejected" the resolution, a Syrian envoy said.
Jeremy Bowen reports.