Latest Arab League News

Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

Feb. 25, 2019 5:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain out of the EU on March 29 without a divorce deal. With May and the EU at odds over not just how, but when...

Egypt's leader says Europe cannot 'teach us' about rights

Feb. 25, 2019 10:05 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi defended on Monday his country's widely-criticized human rights record and warned the nations of Europe not to lecture the Arab world. In a fiery speech after a summit of European Union and Arab League leaders, el-Sissi said that Europe...

EU, Arab leaders vow to boost security, migration ties

Feb. 24, 2019 12:57 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — 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...

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

Feb. 24, 2019 7:21 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — 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 on the Red Sea coast, the leaders are likely Sunday to...

Arab official: No deal yet on Syria's return to Arab League

Feb. 11, 2019 5:26 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the Arab League says there has been no agreement so far for Syria's return to the group. The league's secretary-general, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, made the remarks on Monday in Lebanon, after meeting President Michel Aoun. Aboul Gheit says an agreement would lead to an Arab foreign...

EU, Arab League agree to disagree over meeting statement

Feb. 4, 2019 11:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — 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...

Russia urges North Africa to bring Syria back to Arab League

Jan. 26, 2019 9:43 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — 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...