Arab League

Palestine, Golan Heights take centre stage at Arab League summit

No further action announced as leaders stress ‘support for Syria’s right’ over Golan, push for Palestinian statehood. Tunis, Tunisia – The Arab League has rejected the United States‘s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and renewed a call for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying peace and security in the region depended[…]

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Arab League to hold emergency meeting on Palestine

The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday on Israeli deadly attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, league official said Monday. Saeed Abu Ali, assistant secretary-general for Palestine and the occupied Arab territories of the League States, said Saudi Arabia would chair the representative-level meeting that would be[…]

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Arab League condemns US Jerusalem move

The head of the Arab League has called US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution” to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. The statement by Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, the regional bloc’s secretary-general, came after an emergency meeting of[…]

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Hamas rejects designation of Hezbollah as ‘terrorist’

Hamas on Monday rejected a resolution by Arab League foreign ministers designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. “Hamas strongly rejects the designation of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as terrorist,” it said in a statement. “We were shocked to see that the joint Arab statement was free from referring[…]

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