Arab League urges the rebel Free Syrian Army to form a transitional government of national unity
A ministerial meeting of the Arab League in Doha was ended in the small hours on Monday, telegraph.co.uk informs.
"There is agreement on the need for the rapid resignation of President Bashar al-Assad," Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani told journalists after the meeting, according to the source.
The Arab League also urged the rebel Free Syrian Army to form a transitional government of national unity.
"We call on the opposition and the Free Syrian Army to form a government of national unity," Sheikh Hamad said as he delivered the results of the Arab League meeting.
He urged Assad to take the "courageous" decision in order to save his country where fierce fighting raged on Sunday between government troops and rebels.
Sheikh Hamad said Assad "could stop the destruction and the killings by taking a courageous decision".
He added that only one Arab League nation had expressed reservations over the adopted position.
Those meeting in Doha Sunday also agreed to offer $100 million in aid to Syrian refugees, said Sheikh Hamad who is also his country's foreign minister.
At the opening of the meeting, Sheikh Hamad said that UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan should be given the job of drawing up a transitional policy on Syria after the failure of his peace plan to end the bloodshed.
Annan's mission "must change", he insisted, with the emphasis now on "a peaceful transfer of power" in Syria.
The situation in Syria is tensed since March, 2011. The opposition claims current authorities must resign. Last week a blast killed the Minister of Defense of Syria. This tragedy made the situation more strained.