Arab League News
Palestine cuts ties with Israel, US after Arab League rejects Donald Trump's peace plan; blueprint proposes turning over key West Bank parts to Jerusalem
The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a West Asia peace plan presented by US President Donald Trump.
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab League meetings on 30 May over fresh tensions with Iran
Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reelected with landslide 97% of votes
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was reelected for a second term in a landslide victory, garnering 97.08 percent of votes, the National Electoral Authority (NEA) announced on Monday.
Arab League to lobby United Nations to recognise Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital
Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war
Arab foreign ministers meet in Amman, discuss response to Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
The Foreign Ministers of six Arab countries and the Secretary General of the Arab League on Saturday met in Jordan
Arab foreign ministers demand reversal of Donald Trump Jerusalem decision, call it a 'grave' development
Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Donald Trump declares Jerusalem Israel's capital: US president has damaged UN, risks setting West Asia afire
No one is quite clear what the urgency was for US president Donald Trump to unilaterally sign the order recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And the haste with which the US is shifting its embassy seem extraordinarily insensitive.
By moving US embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump is acting on long-pending law on Israel's disputed capital
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is just a confirmation of the ground reality. The fact of the matter is that no Arab country can start a war with the militarily superior Israel to snatch Jerusalem
Donald Trump tells Arab leaders US plans to shift embassy to Jerusalem, does not give any timeframe for move
President Donald Trump on Tuesday slapped down warnings of widespread West Asia unrest as he told anxious Arab leaders he still intends to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, on the eve of a much-anticipated policy speech.
Arab League says US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital will lead to 'hazardous' consequences
The Arab League (AL) warned on Sunday against the "hazardous consequences" if the US recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations to discuss confronting Iran, Hezbollah after allegations of interference in internal affairs
Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi‘ite ally Hezbollah
Arab League says Israel 'playing with fire' by putting new security measures at Jerusalem holy site
The Arab League on Sunday accused Israel of "playing with fire" with new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site.
Israel can’t engage with Palestinians until Arab peace initiative changes: Benjamin Netanyahu
PM Netanyahu said a long-dormant Arab peace initiative with the Palestinians that he has spoken of reviving must be changed before Israel can support it.
Arab League label Lebanon's Hezbollah group as a terrorist organisation
CAIRO The Arab League labelled Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah a terrorist organisation on Friday, Egyptian state media said, as tensions rise between Sunni and Shi'ite powers across the Middle East. Sectarian wars are raging in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, and the League has become a forum for the mostly Sunni Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to air their grievances with Shi'ite power Iran, the major backer of Hezbollah and other Shi'ite groups in the region
Charlie Hebdo: Here's why right to free speech is no right to insult
When a large number of Muslims passionately believe that portrayal of the prophet as a human being and depicting him in images is a serious insult to their belief, what’s the purpose of lampooning him?
First Arabic translation of Indian constitution launched in Egypt
Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil El Araby launched the Constitution along with Secretary (East) ambassador Anil Wadhwa from the Ministry of External Affairs.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon holds talks with Arab League leader on regional violence
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, mainly on regional issues.
Libya: Militants in Benghazi may have kidnapped 25 missing soldiers
The army special forces have allied themselves with troops of former Gaddafi-era general Khalifa Haftar who has declared war on Islamists in Libya.
Militias in Libya committed war crimes, says rights group
Human Rights Watch said it in its report issued Monday that both sides committed serious violations during the fighting, including attacking civilians, indiscriminate bombardment and destruction, looting and burning of properties.
Obama to announce strategy on Islamic State on eve of 9/11 anniv
At Obama's direction, the US military has conducted more than 130 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in the past month. In retaliation, the group recently beheaded two American journalists it had been holding hostage in Syria, where the organization also operates.