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    Security council divided over Syria measure

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    Western powers are backing an Arab League demand for the United Nations to resolve the crisis in Syria.

    Foreign ministers meeting in New York have agreed that President Bashar al-Assad must step down.

    But there is still opposition to UN involvement from Syria's ally Russia.

    From New York, Al Jazeera's Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports.