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Arab League chief warns Trump Jerusalem move could fuel violence

Cairo - The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Op-Ed: Joint statement on Libya by Arab League, African Union and UN

On the 25th of October the League of Arab States, African Union and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held a meeting to discuss the situation in Libya.

Egypt hosts meeting to plan intervention in Libya

Tripoli - An unpublicized meeting of Arab military chiefs of staff will take place in Cairo on May 18 and is designed to coordinate plans for an intervention in Libya. France and Italy may also play a part in any intervention.

Arab League countries to provide airstrike against ISIS

Cairo - Following a meeting between Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and US Secretary of State John Kerry, US State Department officials confirmed several Arab nations have agreed to conduct airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Op-Ed: New divisions threaten unity at upcoming Arab League summit

Kuwait - The Arab League is holding its 25th annual summit in Kuwait beginning on the 25th of March. New divisions within the 22 member League may derail any progress in dealing with pressing issues.

Arab League chief seconds Saudi Arabia's discontentment with UN

The Arab League's chief, Nabil al-Arabi, seconded Saudi Arabia's discontentment with the United Nation's policies in the Middle East by espousing his own contention that the organization has failed in the Middle East.

Brahimi in Egypt to promote planned Syria peace talks

The UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi met Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo whilst on a tour of the region to promote the upcoming Geneva 2 peace talks.

Egypt and Arab League condemn Israeli airstrikes on Syria

Yesterday (May 5), Egypt and the Arab League both condemned recent Israeli airstrikes on targets in Syria. Syria said that the Israeli strike gives direct support to terrorist groups.

Syrian opposition takes Syrian seat at Arab summit

A representative of the opposition to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has taken Syria's official seat as that states representative at the annual Arab League heads of state meeting held in Qatar.

Latest U.N./Arab truce proposal for Syria ignored

Damascus - A U.N. brokered cease-fire for warring Syrian factions to start Friday is attracting scant attention. Meanwhile, Tuesday, Syrian aircraft bombed a strategic rebel-held supply route in a north Syrian village, according to an Associated Press report.

Egyptian President calls on Assad to step down

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told Arab League ministers Wednesday that it is time for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to step down. He added that a resolution to the conflict in Syria was an "Arab responsibility."

Syria 'agrees' to peace plan deadline, Annan tells UN

Damascus - According to diplomats, special UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has said that Syria has agreed to begin implementing his six-point peace plan by April 10th.

Russia says Syria ceasefire needed before UN-Arab peace mission

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that a ceasefire in Syria is required before any UN-Arab peacekeeping mission could be deployed.

Violence in Syria persists as Arab League frustration grows

Damascus - Some 60 Arab League monitors are still in Syria, but the violence persists, with 150 citizens killed since they arrived last week. The protesters are frustrated with the Leaque, and the League is caught between leaving or staying.

Op-Ed: The U.S. prevaricates as Syria slides into civil war

Damascus - A few days after it took the decision to suspend Damascus from the organization for failing to implement an Arab peace initiative, the Arab League offered the Syrian government a reprieve on Wednesday in a meeting of foreign ministers in Rabat, Morocco.

Arab League to ask UN to implement no-fly zone over Gaza

With fighting intensifying between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, the Arab League on Sunday announced plans to ask the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza.

Russia opposed to 'indiscriminate use of force' in Libya

As the US-led Western coalition continued its bombardment of military targets across LIbya throughout the weekend, Russia announced its displeasure with the overwhelming use of military force.

Kucinich: Obama could be impeached over Libya action

President Obama faced increased scrutiny on the war in Libya over the weekend, with voices in his own political party expressing outrage over the military action. Ohio Rep Dennis Kucinich said the recent U.S. missiles attacks should be impeachable.

Arab League denounces Libya strikes as Qatar pledges to join in

Cairo - Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has denounced military strikes on Libya and called an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis.

Italy opposes military intervention in Libya

Opting instead for a summit on Libya between the European Union, the African Union, and the Arab League, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini ruled out Italian military intervention.

Gaddafi troops recapture Brega

Benghazi - Supporters and troops of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had gained another victory after recapturing the oil-rich town of Brega located on the eastern region of Libya on Sunday.

No-fly zone over Libya supported by Arab League

Meeting in Cairo on Saturday, the Arab League voted to support the implementation of a no-fly zone on Libyan airspace, in an effort to prevent Colonel Gaddafi from using aircraft against rebels on the ground.

Poll: Arab League countries' views of U.S. leadership improved

Gallup polls conducted during 2009 show that among Arab League countries, the opinion of United States leadership has improved over the last year.

Saudi Arabia Calls on Palestinians To Cease Infighting

Saudi Arabia tells the Palestinians to grow up and act like adults? It was part of the meeting at emergency Arab League summit taking place to sort out the Middle East conflict.

Plan For Lebanon Set By Arab League

The Lebanon plan has been set by the Arab League as its foreign ministers have backed General Michel Suleiman as the next president of Lebanon. Lebanon is currently a politically divided country but opposing sides do support Suleiman.

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