Syrian opposition politicians are meeting in Qatar amid international pressure for the fractious opposition to unite.
The tension over Ukraine has all but buried the chance of peace in Syria. The Syrian people, still being massacred every day, are paying the price for the awkward stalemate between the West and Russia.
The Arab League represents 21 states and about 350 million people. Some of the member states own a good part of the world's natural oil reserves - a good base for power and influence. But the league is split.
Syria's main opposition group has agreed to attend internationally sponsored peace talks due to begin in Switzerland next Wednesday. The talks are aimed at finding a political solution to the three-year conflict.
Syria's opposition bloc faces increased pressure to attend fast-approaching peace talks with the Syrian regime. A pro-opposition group has urged it to negotiate with al-Assad, saying there's no other political solution.
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