Arab League meeting room in Baghdad.
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Arab League holds meeting in Baghdad

The Arab League has held its meeting in Baghdad for the first time in more than 20 years.

Fewer than half the Arab world leaders turned up, along with the UN Secretary General.

Baghdad was in virtual lock down due to the security risk, and there were at least two explosions in the city some distance from the conference itself.

At the top of the agenda was the crisis in neighbouring Syria.

Leaders called for President Assad to implement the Kofi Annan peace plan immediately and completely.

The BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Baghdad.

  • 29 Mar 2012