Qatar announed that it was providing $100m to the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. Zawya reported that British Foreign Secretary William Hague, "who was in Doha on a short visit, said that Britain would be amending the arms embargo as agreed by the European Union on Monday which will allow it to send military equipment to rebels in Syria." At their latest meeting, the European Union foreign ministers rejected Britain's demand to lift an arms embargo but agreed to permit "non-lethal" aid and "technical assistance" to the opposition. "We would amend the embargo," Hague said to Al Jazeera, and this will expand the kind of practical support we can give for saving lives of the people of Syria.... I'm determined that we will be able to send equipment that will save many more lives in Syria."
$100m Qatar Aid to Syrian Opposition, and a British Change of Policy?
UPDATED 3:53 AM EST, February 21, 2013