Syria Ignores Arab League Deadline

The Arab League's deadline for Syria to end its violent crackdown on protesters has come and gone, and the regime of Bashar al-Assad hasn't exactly backed down. The conflict has now reportedly killed 3,500 people, and although the Arab League has proposed a peace plan that would send a 500-member observer mission to the country to end the conflict, Syria is demanding alterations—such as reducing the observer team to 40. The League has rejected the demands. Meanwhile, rocket-propelled grenades hit the headquarters of the ruling Baath Party in Damascus Sunday, the first time the capital has been confronted with opposition attacks.