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 ...
Zebari Delivers Arab Summit Presidency to Qatar
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari headed the Arab League Council at the ministerial level on Sunday. In the opening session minister Zebari gave a speech in which he stressed the achievements of the Iraq’s presidency to the 23rd Arab Summit, indicating the Iraq’s positions towards the issues of the Arab region, particularly the Palestinian issue and [...]
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 [...]
Gulf states pull observers out of Syria
Gulf states on Tuesday followed Saudi Arabia’s lead in pulling their observers out of Syria, while urging the UN Security Council to pile pressure on Damascus to end its crackdown on dissent. “Gulf Cooperation Council states have decided to follow Saudi Arabia’s decision to pull out its observers from the Arab League mission in Syria,” the six GCC countries announced in a joint statement. They said their decision came after “closely following developments in Syria and after they confirmed that the [...]
Iraq’s Arab League Presidency: Wasted Opportunity?
By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A few days ago, Iraq handed over the Arab League presidency to Qatar a year after taking the reins, thus marking its return to the Arab political sphere and confirming its [...]