Tag: Arab League

The United States refrained from vetoing the adoption of a UN Security Council measure calling on Israel -- its closest Middle East ally -- to halt settlement activities in Palestinian territory

Arab League to Back Palestinian Bid For Full Membership Status At UN

TEL AVIV – Backed by the Arab League, the Palestinian leadership is going ahead with its plan to seek recognition as a full member state in the United Nations in response President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil looks on as he addresses a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu following their meeting in Ankara on November 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese Foreign Minister Calls for Sanctions Against U.S. over Jerusalem

Speaking from a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called for “pre-emptive measures” against the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He said this should begin with “diplomatic measures” and then proceed to “political, then economic and financial sanctions” against the United States.

A picture taken on January 20, 2017 shows the exterior of the US Embassy building in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, coinciding with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Outgoing US President Barack Obama warned his successor against any 'sudden, unilateral …

Arab Foreign Ministers Discuss Blocking U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Ahead of the Arab League Summit later this month, foreign ministers of member states gathered in Cairo on Sunday and Monday to discuss how to prevent President Donald Trump from going through with his promise to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Hebrew news site nrg reported.

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UAE Court Jails Seven for Hezbollah Links

A top Emirati court on Monday sentenced seven people to up to life in prison after convicting them of forming a cell linked to Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, state media said.

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Iran-Allied Shiite Houthis Attack UAE Ship Carrying Aid to Yemen

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen launched an airstrike against an aid ship owned by a company from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a member of the largely Sunni Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and part of the Saudi-led Arab alliance fighting the Shiite rebels, according to the state-controlled Emirates News Agency (WAM).

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Arab League Parliament to Iran: Stop Politicizing the Hajj Pilgrimage

The Arab League’s parliament declared on Wednesday that the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the hajj, “should not be politicized and exploited to target Saudi Arabia,” according to a report from the Saudi Gazette transcribed by al-Arabiya.

Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi attends a meeting of Arab foreign ministers to elect a new secretary general of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on March 10, 2016.

Arab League Chief Denounces Israel At Peace Talks Meeting

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi (pictured) blasted Israel as a bastion of “fascism and racial discrimination” on Saturday at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers that backed France’s Middle East peace initiative. The Arab ministers at the end of the

An image grab taken from Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV on January 3, 2016, shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the militant Shiite movement, giving an address from an undisclosed location in Lebanon

Arab Parliament the Latest to Declare Hezbollah a Terror Organization

TEL AVIV – The Arab Parliament on Sunday declared the Lebanon-based group Hezbollah a terrorist organization following the Arab League and Gulf Cooperation Council’s similar announcements last month. Parliament Speaker Ahmed al-Jarwan condemned Hezbollah for “undermining the security of many countries