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Arab League

An international organization intended to foster political and economic cooperation, and to deal with matters of regional concern. For example, it was able to prevent full-scale civil war in Lebanon in 1958 and has managed the Arab boycott of Israel since 1948. Since the early 2000s, it has been involved in the attempt to broker peace with Israel and the Palestinians. It was established in 1945 and is based in Cairo.
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They discussed ways of joint cooperation and enhancement of existing relations between the Sultanate and the Arab League.
The meeting came to affirm the joint Arab action and the Arab unity against various issues facing the Arab countries, in addition to discussing files of developing the Arab League.
But such issues are rarely discussed in the Arab League or at Arab summits.
Earlier this week, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian lashed out at the Arab League for its decision to grant Damascus' seat to the Syrian opposition coalition outside Syria, and said such a move merely serves the interests of the western countries.
There is also the Arab League's monitoring mission in Syria, with the aim of determining the Syrian government's compliance with an agreement to end the killing there, after the Gulf Cooperation Council's diplomatic intervention to solve the crisis in Yemen.
"The measures and sanctions taken by the Arab League have uncovered unfamiliar faces and malicious intentions that were hidden behind seats of the Arab Foreign Ministers in the absence of Syria and the presence of Turkey, and the US and NATO from behind," al-Baath leadership said in a statement Tuesday.
"The deadline has already ended, but the Arab League leaves the door open forSyria to reply by the end of the day and if a positive Syrian response comes on Friday, then the Arab League has no objection to agreeing to it," the source said.
For his part, Dr El Keeb interim Prime Minister thanked on behalf of the Libyan people the Arab League to support their positions to the revolution since its launch in February 17
The Arab League is threatening to suspend Syria's membership from the regional body unless it ends its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and implement an Arab peace deal.
CAIRO: An Arab parliamentary body called on Tuesday for suspending the membership of Syria and Yemen in the Arab League to put pressure on the two countries to heed popular demands for reforms.
Summary: The Arab League has called on the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone on Libya, according to reports on Egyptian state television.