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 ...
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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 ...
Israel still refuses to negotiate 1967 boundaries with Arab League Israel will keep refusing to negotiate on the basis of a total withdrawal from land it seized during the 1967 Six-Day War, a minister said Wednesday after the Arab League modified its peace plan. “If Israel agrees to come to the negotiating table while accepting in advance that talks would be held on the basis of the 1967 lines, there wouldn’t be very much to negotiate about,” said Gilad Erdan, a minister in the security [...]
Iraq to Launch Satellite to Deal with Water Crisis By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is to launch a satellite at the end of this year as part of a scientific project dedicated to monitoring desertification and water shortages, whose repercussions have cast a shadow [...]
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 [...]
Lebanese director: Arab League blocked my film because I ‘set foot’ in Israel Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri whose award-winning film “The Attack” has been banned in his home country said on Friday that the Arab League has asked its 22 member governments to take steps to prevent the film being shown. “The Arab League has asked Arab governments, Lebanon included, to withdraw the permit to distribute the film,” he told AFP in Paris. “The reason they gave was very simple: they don’t want the film to come out, [...]