Arab League chief: Confront ISIS group

2014-09-08 10:50

The head of the Arab League has urged its members to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically", issuing an apparent call to arms.

Kerry wins Arab backing on Mideast

2013-07-18 12:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry has won Arab League backing for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes that the stalled negotiations could resume.

Syria opposition Arab League seat slammed

2013-03-27 16:43

Russia has called the Arab League's decision to award Syria's seat at the organisation to the anti-regime National Coalition "illegal and indefensible".

30 tortured bodies found in Damascus

2012-12-31 14:34

Thirty tortured and disfigured bodies have been found in the northern Damascus neighbourhood of Barzeh, the scene of regular clashes between regime troops and rebels, says a watchdog.

UN envoy presses for Syria cease-fire

2012-10-20 20:05

The international envoy to the Syria conflict has pressed his call for a cease-fire with Syrian officials in Damascus.

Brahimi mission meets Syria opposition

2012-10-07 15:33

Mokhtar Lamani, the head of UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi's office in Syria, has met members of the armed opposition.

'Friends of Syria' to sharpen sanctions

2012-09-20 20:34

Diplomats from over 60 nations and the Arab League have met in The Hague to toughen and improve co-ordination of sanctions against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Morsi wants central Arab role for Egypt

2012-09-05 16:03

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has told a gathering of Arab foreign ministers that he wants to revive Egypt’s pivotal role in the Arab region.

Syria will accept Algerian as go-between

2012-08-14 22:44

The Syrian government has consented to the idea of Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi replacing Kofi Annan as the UN-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict.

650 000+ affected in Sudan warzone

2012-08-08 16:05

More than 650 000 people have been displaced or severely affected by fighting in two Sudanese states, the UN says, expressing hope that a newly signed aid deal will lead to access after months of restrictions.


Arab League denounces Israeli 'war crimes'

2014-07-15 11:05

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi has accused Israel of war crimes, as Egypt asked Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza.

Diplomats gather for a peaceful Syria

2013-06-05 14:03

US, Russian and UN diplomats have gathered in Geneva to plan a new international conference aimed at ending the conflict in Syria.

Syria children could be scarred for life

2013-03-12 20:12

The war in Syria - from the destruction of infrastructure to massive population displacement - may leave an entire generation of children scarred "for life”, the UN Children's Fund has warned.

Arab League welcomes new Syria coalition

2012-11-13 07:52

The Arab League has welcomed the formation of a new Syrian opposition group, but has stopped short of giving it full recognition as the representative of the Syrian people.

US backs call for Eid truce in Syria

2012-10-20 18:03

The US has backed a call by the UN, the Arab League and their special envoy to Syria for a ceasefire by both sides in the conflict over this month's Eid al-Adha holiday.

Syria bloodiest day hangs over UN meet

2012-09-27 16:03

More than 305 people have been killed in the bloodiest day of Syria's 18-month revolt, as Washington urged action from the "paralysed" UN Security Council.

Peace envoy - Syria conflict worse

2012-09-13 22:15

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says the deadly conflict in Syria is getting worse as he arrived on his first official trip.

Brahimi to be new Syria mediator - report

2012-08-16 21:14

Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to replace Kofi Annan as the international mediator on Syria, UN sources say.

Syrian rebels need no-fly zone

2012-08-12 16:30

Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, says a Syrian opposition leader.

Arab League requests UN action against Syria

2012-06-02 12:06

The head of the Arab League has asked the UN Security Council to boost the size of a UN mission in Syria and give it expanded powers to protect people following a surge in violence, according to a letter.

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