Latest Arab League News

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

May. 24, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over the region's tensions. The remarks by...

The Latest: Japan PM mulls Iran visit to mediate crisis

May. 24, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5 p.m. Japanese media say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran next month amid rising tension between Tehran and...

The Latest: Rouhani adviser says Trump moving toward war

May. 14, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf, elsewhere in Mideast, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An adviser to Iran President Hassan Rouhani says President Donald Trump is moving toward war with Iran instead of trying...

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

May. 13, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As many as four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remained unclear, it raised risks for shippers in a region vital to...

The Latest: Norwegian tanker's hull punctured off UAE coast

May. 13, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The owners of a Norwegian-flagged oil tanker say their vessel sustained a hole in its hull from "an unknown object" while off the coast of the United Arab...

Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

Apr. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Arab League in Cairo on Sunday as part of a...

Arab League rejects Trump's Israel policies at annual summit

Mar. 31, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Arab League rejected the U.S. recognition of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and other Trump administration policies seen as unfairly biased toward Israel at an annual summit on Sunday, showcasing unity on one of the few issues that unites the regional bloc. Arab leaders...

Iran to 'resist' Trump decision on Israel's hold over Golan

Mar. 29, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians will "resist" the Trump administration's acceptance of Israeli control over the occupied Golan Heights, Iran's president said Friday, adding his voice to that of many Arab nations, including a number of U.S. allies, who have denounced the U.S. decision. Hassan Rouhani said the...

Arab summit in Tunisia to unite on Golan but rifts remain

Mar. 29, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Arab leaders meeting in Tunisia on Sunday hope to project unified opposition to the Trump administration's acceptance of Israeli control over the Golan Heights and Jerusalem, but as with past Arab League summits, the gathering is likely to expose their own bitter rivalries. Gulf...

Tunisia spruces up, hopes for boost from Arab League summit

Mar. 28, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — 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. New murals, exotic flowers and flags from the 22 Arab League states now decorate the capital Tunis as it prepares to...