Arab League Suspends Syria

The Arab League is turning up the heat on Bashar al-Assad. The 18-country organization voted to suspend Syria in four days and asked its members to recall their ambassadors in protest of Assad's violent crackdown on protests. The league also warned that Syria could face sanctions if it doesn't stop killing civilians. The league denied the suspension could pave the way for military action, as occurred in Libya, with Qatar Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim saying that “no one is talking about a no-fly zone.” Despite an Arab-brokered peace deal agreed to by Syria on Nov. 2, this month is on track to become one of the country's bloodiest, with more than 250 Syrian civilians killed in the past 11 days.