31 Facts About Arab League


Arab League), formally the League of Arab States (Arabic:, ), is a regional organization in the Arab world, which is located in Northern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, and Western Asia.

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The Arab League was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 initially with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.

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Currently, the Arab League has 22 members, but Syria's participation has been suspended since November 2011.

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The Arab League has served as a platform for the drafting and conclusion of many landmark documents promoting economic integration.

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The first major action was the joint intervention, allegedly on behalf of the majority Arab League population being uprooted as the state of Israel emerged in 1948, but a major participant in this intervention, Transjordan, had agreed with the Israelis to divide up the Arab League Palestinian state proposed by the United Nations General Assembly, and Egypt intervened primarily to prevent its rival in Amman from accomplishing its objective.

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Arab League has achieved relatively low levels of cooperation throughout its history.

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Charter of the Arab League, known as the Pact of the League of Arab States, is the founding treaty of the Arab League.

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

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On 6 March 2013, the Arab League gave the Syrian National Coalition Syria's seat in the Arab League.

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Arab League is a political organization which tries to help integrate its members economically, and solve conflicts involving member states without asking for foreign assistance.

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Charter of the Arab League endorsed the principle of an Arab homeland while respecting the sovereignty of the individual member states.

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Since then, governance of the Arab League has been based on the duality of supra-national institutions and the sovereignty of the member states.

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

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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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On 13 June 2010, Amr Mohammed Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League, visited the Gaza Strip, the first visit by an official of the Arab League since Hamas' armed takeover in 2007.

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Arab League is a member of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, which was formed in 2004.

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CASCF is the primarily multi-lateral coordination mechanism between the Arab states and China and within CASCF the Arab League represents its member states as a relatively unified force.

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The Arab League's coordination allows Arab states to negotiate actively for collective projects involving multiple states, such as railway projects, nuclear power projects, and Dead Sea initiatives.

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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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On 15 April 2018, in response to the Turkish invasion of northern Syria aimed at ousting U S -backed Syrian Kurds from the enclave of Afrin, the Arab League passed a resolution calling on Turkish forces to withdraw from Afrin.

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In September 2019, the Arab League condemned Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to annex the eastern portion of the occupied West Bank known as the Jordan Valley.

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Arab League met in Cairo on 12 October 2019 to discuss Turkish offensive into north-eastern Syria.

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On 9 September 2020, the Arab League refused to condemn the UAE's decision to normalize ties with Israel.

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Nevertheless, "The goal all our Arab League countries seek, without exception, is to end the occupation and establish an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, " Abul Gheit said.

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Arab League is rich in resources, such as enormous oil and natural gas resources in certain member states.

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Arab League includes great fertile lands in the southern part of Sudan.

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Arab League is divided into five parts when it comes to transport, with the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East being entirely connected by air, sea, roads and railways.

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The fourth division of the Arab League is the Horn of Africa, whose member states include Djibouti and Somalia.

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These two Arab League states are separated by only ten nautical miles from the Arabian Peninsula by the Bab el Mandeb and this is quickly changing as Tarik bin Laden, the brother of Osama bin Laden, has initiated the construction of the ambitious Bridge of the Horns project, which ultimately aims to connect the Horn of Africa with the Arabian Peninsula via a massive bridge.

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Arab League is a culturally and ethnically one association of 22 member states, with the overwhelming majority of the League's population identified as Arab.

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Majority of the Arab League's citizens adhere to Islam, with Christianity being the second largest religion.

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