70 Killed in Syria as Neighbors Tell Assad to Step Down (Video)
'Bloodiest Day in Syria'
At least 70 people were killed during the last 24 hours, as Bashar al-Assad's security forces crack down on anti-government protests, which have been going on for eight months.
Meanwhile, King Abdullah of Jordan has called upon Assad to step down. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Assad that Syria is on a "knife edge". Meanwhile, Bahar al-Assad's opponents are meeting with the Cairo-based Arab League, which already voted to suspend Syria.
King Abdullah added: "Whenever you exert violence on your own people, it is never going to end well."
There is an element of self-interest here as well: Since Tunisia's uprising, waves of protest spread across the Middle East, and they have not really stopped.
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak was forced out of power by the military, who had the backing of the Egyptian people. Now Egypt's own political future is in question as elections are yet to take place.