The Arab League has turned to the United Nations (UN) for help after admitting 'mistakes' in its Syria monitoring mission, which has come in for withering criticism for its failure to stem blood-letting. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Feltman, the United States (US) assistant secretary of state for Near East Affairs, is to hold talks with the Arab League about the Syrian crisis in Cairo on Thursday, amid mounting frustration over the unrelenting violence. His meeting comes a day after President Bashar al-Assad's regime accused the United States of 'gross interference' in Arab affairs an 'unjustified attempt to internationalise' the issue.