The head of the Arab League observer mission in Syria has described the situation in the restive city of Homs as "reassuring so far".
The flashpoint city was the monitors' first stop to investigate the government's response to the anti-regime unrest. Their arrival was met by a massive demonstration, with tens of thousands demanding international protection. RT talks to author and Middle East expert Tariq Ali who's in London.
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