5 Facts About Arab League

1. The last division of the Arab League is the isolated island of Comoros, which is not physically connected to any other Arab state, but still trades with other League members.

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2. In 2015, the Arab League voiced support for Saudi Arabian-led military intervention in Yemen against the Shia Houthis and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was deposed in the 2011 uprising.

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3. In July 2007, the Arab League sent a mission, consisting of the Jordanian and Egyptian foreign ministers, to Israel to promote the initiative.

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4. At the Cairo Summit of 1964, the Arab League initiated the creation of an organisation representing the Palestinian people.

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5. Today, the Arab League has 22 members, including three African countries among the largest by area and the largest country in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia).

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