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Arab League rejects Kurdish independence referendum, calls it illegal

September 14, 2017 9:23 am
Arab League rejects Kurdish independence referendum, calls it illegal

Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit (L) chairs the Arab foreign ministers meeting, September 12, 2017, in Cairo. (Photo by AFP) The Arab League has rejected an upcoming referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence an illegal measure that would pose further threats to security in the already volatile Middle […]

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Qatar, boycotters engage in heated argument at Arab League meeting

September 13, 2017 3:04 pm
Qatar, boycotters engage in heated argument at Arab League meeting

A furious war of words erupts between diplomats from Qatar and the Saudi-led quartet of its boycotters at an Arab League meeting, months into the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Persian Gulf region in decades. On Tuesday, Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi took […]

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Arab League chiefs begin annual summit in Jordan amid low expectations

March 29, 2017 2:55 pm
Arab League chiefs begin annual summit in Jordan amid low expectations

A picture taken on March 27, 2017 shows a general view of the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers during the 28th Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, south Amman, Jordan. (Photo by AFP) Arab League heads of state are meeting for an annual summit in Jordan to address […]

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Iraq calls for Syria’s rejoining Arab League after years of exclusion

March 7, 2017 8:48 pm
Iraq calls for Syria’s rejoining Arab League after years of exclusion

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari (Photo by AFP) The Iraqi foreign minister has called on the Arab League (AL) to end its suspension of Syria’s membership in the 22-member pan-Arab body, stressing that Arabs should reach a consensus on resolving the Syria crisis. Speaking in an address to a meeting of AL foreign […]

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Arab League slams ‘racist’ jail term given to Israeli soldier

February 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Arab League slams ‘racist’ jail term given to Israeli soldier

A Palestinian woman reacts during a protest following a verdict in the trial of the Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who in March 2016 shot dead a wounded Palestinian in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on February 21, 2017 (Photo by AFP). The Arab League has condemned a lenient […]

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US embassy relocation would be explosive for Mideast: Arab League

February 16, 2017 10:30 pm
US embassy relocation would be explosive for Mideast: Arab League

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit (L) meets with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Cairo, Egypt, February 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Arab League (AL) has slammed a US plan to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, saying such a move would worsen […]

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Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov urges Syria’s return to Arab League

February 1, 2017 6:50 pm
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov urges Syria’s return to Arab League

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov looks on during a press conference in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi, February 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia’s foreign minister says Syria’s return to the Arab League could allow the organization to contribute to a political settlement of the crisis in the Arab country. […]

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Israeli settlement activities against international law: European Union, Arab League

December 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Israeli settlement activities against international law: European Union, Arab League

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (R) listens to Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui during the speech of Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit at the 4th EU-League of Arab States Ministerial meeting between Arab and European foreign ministers at the Arab League Headquarters in Cairo, […]

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Arab League opposes Turkish troops in Iraq

October 8, 2016 6:18 pm
Arab League opposes Turkish troops in Iraq

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the secretary general of the Arab League (photo by AFP) The Arab League, a 22-member regional organization of Arab countries, has reportedly rejected the deployment of Turkish troops to northern Iraq as “interference” in the domestic affairs of the country. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the secretary general of […]

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Arab League’s unwise stance will deepen gaps in Middle East: Iran

September 11, 2016 8:33 pm
Arab League’s unwise stance will deepen gaps in Middle East: Iran

The map shows the location of the three Iranian islands of the Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf. Iran has vehemently dismissed a statement issued by the Ministerial Council of the Arab League about three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, saying such injudicious approaches would deepen […]

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