To discuss the ongoing Syrian crisis foreign ministers from the Arab League are to meet and debate in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
As pointed out in BBC and Business Week in their respective reports on this developing story this meeting follows the one convened between U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today which also discussed the crisis in Syria.
Arab ministers in this meeting in Jeddah are to discuss a replacement peace envoy to Mr. Kofi Annan who was previously appointed by the Arab League and the United Nations to fulfill that role. Mr. Annan resigned however after several attempts to implement his six-point peace plan failed.
Kofi Annan may be replaced with the former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi who has in the past represented the United Nations in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Sudan.
In Syria itself today security forces loyal to the Assad regime fought rebels today in the center of Damascus where they detonated two roadside bombs. Nobody was killed in the explosion which took place -- as RT points out in its report on the incident-- "just outside the steps of the hotel UN observers are staying at,"