Arab leaders meet in Tunisia with eye on Trump’s Golan move

World 03/31/19, 04:39

Arab leaders are meeting in Tunisia's capital hoping to project unified opposition to President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. The annual Arab League summit is taking place Sunday. The leaders of Algeria, Sudan and Morocco have announced they are skipping the meeting. Arab League spokesman Mahmoud ...

Tunisia spruces up, hopes for boost from Arab League summit

World 03/28/19, 06:50

Tunisia is cleaning up its boulevards and securing its borders for an Arab League summit that this country hopes raises its regional profile and economic prospects.Government ministers from the 22 Arab League states are holding preparatory meetings in Tunis all week for Sunday's summit.The summit will tackle many thorny issues, ...

Group calls for al-Bashir’s arrest ahead of Arab summit

World 03/27/19, 06:41

A rights group has urged Tunisia to either "bar or arrest" Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he tries to attend an Arab League summit this weekend.In a report issued Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch described al-Bashir as a "fugitive from international justice" because he is wanted by the International ...

Egypt’s leader says Europe cannot ‘teach us’ about rights

Europe 02/25/19, 08:58

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is defending his country's widely-criticized human rights record and warning the countries of Europe not to lecture the Arab world.Speaking after an EU-Arab League summit Monday, El-Sissi said: "You are not going to teach us about humanity."He told reporters in the Red Sea resort of Sharm ...

UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

Europe 02/25/19, 05:18

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to delay the country's departure from the European Union, after she postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal with the bloc.May is holding meetings with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday at an EU-Arab League summit in ...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

World 02/24/19, 12:57

Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results.Under tight security at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyptian President ...

EU, Arab leaders in first summit focus on security, migrants

Europe 02/24/19, 06:57

Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries are holding their first-ever summit, meeting in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss migration, security and business deals.Under tight security, the leaders are likely Sunday to commit to tackle conflicts in Syria and Yemen or stalled Middle East peace ...

EU, Arab League agree to disagree over meeting statement

Europe 02/04/19, 11:16

The European Union and Arab League say they agree on tackling conflicts in Syria and Yemen or stalled Middle East peace efforts but were unable to approve a joint statement at talks in Brussels.The organizations' ministers were preparing Monday for a summit in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh on ...

Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League

World 01/26/19, 09:42

Russia's foreign minister is pressing North African countries to support Syria's return to the Arab League, now that President Bashar Assad is largely seen as having won the Syrian civil war.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria this week and at each stop called for Syria's reintegration ...

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees’ return

World 01/20/19, 08:25

Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.President Michel Aoun told the opening session that Lebanon is overwhelmed by ...

Iraq says it supports Syria’s return to Arab League

World 01/13/19, 11:36

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim says his country supports efforts to restore Syria's membership in the Arab League eight years after it was expelled from the regional body.Iraq is one of three countries in the Arab world that never cut ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government after its crackdown ...

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

World 12/16/18, 16:36

Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago.Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where they held talks on bilateral relations and ...

EU to use Arab League summit to raise Saudi Arabia concerns

Europe 12/14/18, 12:22

European Union leaders plan to use an upcoming Arab League summit to raise concerns with Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the country's role in the Yemen conflict.Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Friday that EU leaders felt "we couldn't go the EU-Arab League summit in ...

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