Egypt's president urges Syria's leader Assad to step down

Egypt's president says Syrian leader Bashar Assad must learn from "recent history" and step down before it is too late.

Mohammed Morsi's reference to "recent history" appeared to allude to the fate of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen that have been overthrown by Arab Spring uprisings.

Morsi spoke Wednesday at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo.