ENG: The Arab League (Arabic: الجامعة العربية al-Jāmiʻa al-ʻArabiyya), officially called the League of Arab States, is a regional organisation of Arab states in North and Northeast Africa, and Southwest Asia (Middle East). It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. The Arab League currently has 22 members (including Syria, whose participation was suspended in November 2011). The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab ...
Beijing - The visiting Arab League chief on Tuesday highly praised Beijing's role in regional affairs in the Middle East, saying China is a major world power that really supports pursuit of justice from developing countries.
Nabil al-Arabi made the comments when meeting Vice-President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People.
Arabi told Xi that the Arab League appreciates China's long-term support to the just causes of Arab countries as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and highly evaluates China's positive role in international affairs and regional affairs in the Middle ...
ABU DHABI - Arab states should invest in Central Asian farmland to help to secure their future food supplies, a senior Arab League official said today.
Dr Mohammed Al Twaijri said Central Asia could be a better option than current investments in countries such as Sudan and Egypt, which may become unreliable because of political instability and complex trade laws.
"We should diversify our sources of food and turn towards Asian Islamic countries to invest in their farmland," said Dr Al Twaijri, the league's assistant secretary-general for economic affairs. He was speaking on the sidelines ...
Palestinian Leaders Call On The Arab League To Internationalize Prisoners' Issue
Dr. Ahmed Bahar, Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, called on the Arab League, in a press conference on Sunday, to approve, at its meeting, effective decisions, calling on Dr. Nabil ElAraby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, to visit Gaza to see the prisoners' families suffering for himself.
Bahar confirmed that the Palestinian Legislative Council MPs and all the Palestinian factions and people support the prisoners' issue until they get their rights, calling on the ...
Arabs suspend observer mission, Syria deaths spike
The Arab League suspended its controversial observer mission in Syria on Saturday as the bloodshed in a crackdown on anti-regime protests spiked, with the death toll topping 210 in four days. The announcement came as the opposition Syrian National Council said its leader would travel to New York to press the UN Security Council for protection from President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. SNC chief Burhan Ghaliun’s trip comes amid a new bid by Arab and European [...]
The Difference Between the Muslim World and the Arab World
The term Muslim world (also known as the Islamosphere) has several meanings. In a cultural sense, it refers to Islamic civilization, including of non-Muslims living in that civilization. In a modern geopolitical sense, the term usually refers collectively to Muslim-majority countries, states, districts, or towns. (1) Muslim history involves the history of the Islamic faith as a religion [...]
Syria presses assaults ahead of Annan peace bid
Syrian forces pursued armed rebels on Tuesday in a number of flashpoint areas ahead of a peace mission by UN-Arab League envoyKofi Annan, as a top US senator called for air strikes to protect civilians. Soldiers in tanks and armoured carriers stormed the town of Herak in the southern province of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that it was not possible immediately to determine whether there had been casualties. And army deserters clashed [...]
Syria rejects Arab League call for power change
Syria on Monday rejected an Arab League plan for President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power to his deputy, calling the initiative a “flagrant interference,” state TV quoted an official as saying. “Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an Arab working plan, and considers them an attack on its national sovereignty and a flagrant interference in internal affairs,” the official was quoted as saying. The Arab League on Sunday asked the UN to support [...]