Syria Summit Spotlights Arab Disunity

[Financial Times-UK] Roula Khalaf - The Arab League meeting in the Syrian capital this weekend will be remembered for its display of Arab disunity. The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt - two heavyweights in the region - will be staying away, sending low-level officials instead in deliberate protest against Syria's refusal to defuse the political crisis in neighboring Lebanon. Some 10 to 12 heads of state (out of 22 Arab League members) are expected to participate.

2008-03-28 01:00:00

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