Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has become the latest head of state to call for an end to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the AP reports. While meeting with Iranian government officials in Tehran -- the first trip from an Egyptian leader to Iran since 1979 -- Morsi called Assad's government "oppressive," noting that it had lost legitimacy. "The bloodshed in Syria is the responsibility of all of us and will not stop until there is real intervention to stop it," Morsi said. "The Syrian crisis is bleeding our hearts."
Morsi also called for a four-nation conference to mediate a solution to the crisis in Syria, Iran's closest ally, claiming that the world had a "moral duty" to support the rebels.
Meanwhile, Al Arabiya reports that rebels shot down a regime fighter in the northwestern province of Idlib, while fighting grows in Damascus and Aleppo. Refugees continue to stream into Turkey, where, according to Newsweek, Turkish officials fear sectarian violence will spill over the border.