Saudi puts off Arab League Syria talks

May 10, 2014 - 3:46:46 am
Syrian government forces standing on a military vehicle in the Christian neighbourhood of Hamidiyeh in the old city of Homs after they regained control of rebel-controlled areas, yesterday

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia has urged the indefinite postponement of an Arab League meeting on Syria that Riyadh itself called, the group’s deputy chief Ahmed Ben Helli said yesterday.

The meeting of foreign ministers was originally called for Monday by Riyadh, which backs rebels in the conflict, to discuss “steps that need to be taken to deal with the Syrian tragedy”.

But the Saudis have now indefinitely postponed what was originally billed as an emergency gathering that they were going to host without saying why, and no new date has been set for it.