September 8, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The League of Arab States approved a resolution on Monday to combat extremist groups like the Islamic State (IS). The resolution was issued separately from a more comprehensive statement on Arab affairs and assumes a sense of urgency to challenge the militant group. IS has seized large ...[read more]
October 20, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Sunday declared support of Saudi Arabia's decision to reject a seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC) after several Arab ambassadors criticized the decision earlier this week. The UN awarded Saudi Arabia a two-year position on the UNSC Thursday along with Chad, ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Although the protests that ousted Mubarak in 2011 bore similarities to protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, the country has not always been in lockstep with the politics of other Middle Eastern countries. A historic peace deal brokered in 1979 by US President Jimmy Carter between ...[read more]
October 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and League of Arab States Secretary-General Nabil El Araby on Friday called on warring parties in Syria to stop violence and order a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and urged international leaders to join their appeal. The secretaries-general ...[read more]
July 29, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The United Nations and the Arab League on Sunday each expressed concern over the recent increased violence in Syria. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos expressed particular concern over the impact of shelling and use of tanks and ...[read more]
June 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 24, 2009, a Sudanese court convicted five men of the January 2008 murder of two US Agency for International Development (USAID) employees. Mohamed Makkawi Ibrahim Mohamed and Abdel Basit al-Hajj Hassan were found guilty of firing shots that killed USAID workers John Granville and ...[read more]
April 21, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On April 21, 2011, UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay claimed that the use of violent force against protestors by the Libyan national army may have constituted war crimes after an investigation into possible human rights abuses by both the army and rebel forces within the country. In ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The UN General Assembly voted on Thursday to condemn Syria through a non-binding resolution. The resolution supports a plan advanced by the Arab League that aims to bring the situation in Syria to a close as quickly as possible by encouraging President Bashar al-Assad to step down. There were 12 ...[read more]
January 8, 2012
by Ashley Hileman
Syrian authorities on Thursday released 552 prisoners as a part of the country's agreement with the Arab League. The prisoners were detained due to allegations that they were involved in "terrorist" activities. While more than 3,500 detainees have recently been released, human rights group Avaaz ... ...[read more]

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