A “watershed moment” that will constitute a “most serious violation of international law” – that is how United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has described Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley. Addressing a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Guterres repeated[…]
The Arab League said it will hold an urgent meeting Monday on the US announcement that it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank illegal. Hossam Zaki, the pan-Arab body’s deputy secretary general, said several members had backed a Palestinian Authority call for a ministerial meeting. The[…]
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[…]
The Arab League (AL) welcomed, on Thursday, the results of a United Nations’ report that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes killing scores of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories. The AL Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine and occupied Arab territories, Said Abu Ali, said the results reflect the fairness[…]
As Lebanon prepares to host a regional economic summit this weekend, the meeting has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria’s future and efforts to contain Iran. Having previously confirmed their attendance at the Arab Economic and Social Development summit in Beirut, many heads of state are now set to stay[…]
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[…]
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, Reuters reported Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Diplomats from Qatar and the four states boycotting it exchanged heated words at an Arab League meeting on Tuesday. Tensions flared after Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi discussed the boycott in his opening speech despite the Gulf dispute not being on the agenda. He[…]
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