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Creating conditions for Middle East peace talks is 'duty' of world powers

The French foreign minister says major world powers intend present a set of incentives and guarantees to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to revive stalled peace…

The French foreign minister says major world powers intend present a set of incentives and guarantees to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to revive stalled peace…

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Arab League declares Hezbollah a 'terrorist organization'

Reports from Egypt say the Arab League has labelled the Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah movement a terrorist organisation. Egypt’s state news agency

Reports from Egypt say the Arab League has labelled the Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah movement a terrorist organisation. Egypt’s state news agency

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Arab League demands Turkey withdraw troops from Iraq

Foreign ministers of the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday at the request of the Iraqi government. On the agenda: finding a

Foreign ministers of the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday at the request of the Iraqi government. On the agenda: finding a

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Arab League fails to back airstrikes against IS in Libya

The Arab League says an “urgent” Arab strategy is needed to support Libya’s government militarily against the Islamic State group. But the

The Arab League says an “urgent” Arab strategy is needed to support Libya’s government militarily against the Islamic State group. But the

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Yemen: Air strike kills at least 40 people at camp, say aid workers

As Saudi Arabia continues its air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, aid workers claim a strike has killed at least 40 people. Yemen’s state

As Saudi Arabia continues its air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, aid workers claim a strike has killed at least 40 people. Yemen’s state

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Arab League foreign ministers back Egypt's call for a Gaza ceasefire

Arab League foreign ministers holding an emergency meeting in Cairo have called on both Israel and Palestinian militants to observe a dawn ceasefire

Arab League foreign ministers holding an emergency meeting in Cairo have called on both Israel and Palestinian militants to observe a dawn ceasefire

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EU and Arab League condemn "wave of terrorist attacks" in Iraq

EU and Arab League foreign ministers met in Athens on Wednesday for a one day summit. Although not originally on the agenda, the crisis in northern

EU and Arab League foreign ministers met in Athens on Wednesday for a one day summit. Although not originally on the agenda, the crisis in northern

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Arab League disunity offers no hope for the region

The Arab League summit in Kuwait has been a meeting to deal with the differences arising from the war in Syria, instability in Libya and Egypt and

The Arab League summit in Kuwait has been a meeting to deal with the differences arising from the war in Syria, instability in Libya and Egypt and

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Syrian opposition leader seeks Arab League seat

Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC). Ahmad

Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC). Ahmad

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Arab League foreign ministers focus on Syria

Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo have been discussing possible solutions to the war in Syria. The Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby was at

Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo have been discussing possible solutions to the war in Syria. The Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby was at

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Russia criticises Arab League’s move to give Syria chair to rebels

Russia has criticised the Arab League for giving a seat to a representative of Syria’s National Coalition, the political arm of the rebels currently

Russia has criticised the Arab League for giving a seat to a representative of Syria’s National Coalition, the political arm of the rebels currently

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Opposition take up Syria's vacant seat at Arab League

All eyes were on opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib as he took up Syria’s vacant seat at the Arab League for the first time. Bashar al-Assad’s

All eyes were on opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib as he took up Syria’s vacant seat at the Arab League for the first time. Bashar al-Assad’s

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Talk of dialogue amid missile strikes in Syria

There has been a missile strike on the headquarters of the main rebel force in Syria. The leader of the Liwa-al-Islam brigade was wounded in the

There has been a missile strike on the headquarters of the main rebel force in Syria. The leader of the Liwa-al-Islam brigade was wounded in the

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UN envoy says there is no place for Assad in Syria future

Bashar al-Assad can have no part in a transitional government to end the civil war in Syria.” That was the clear message from UN and Arab League

Bashar al-Assad can have no part in a transitional government to end the civil war in Syria.” That was the clear message from UN and Arab League

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UN/Arab League envoy warns of "hell" if Syria violence continues

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of the dire consequences of failure to find a political solution to end the violence

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of the dire consequences of failure to find a political solution to end the violence

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Arab leaders agree on funds to help Abbas

Arab leaders meeting in Doha have agreed to provide the Palestinian Authority with a multi- million dollar safety net. The money will help

Arab leaders meeting in Doha have agreed to provide the Palestinian Authority with a multi- million dollar safety net. The money will help

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Arab League ministers push for action on Gaza

There have been calls for practical help for Gaza after a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo. Condemning Israel for the airstrikes on the

There have been calls for practical help for Gaza after a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo. Condemning Israel for the airstrikes on the

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Arab League cautious about Syrian opposition

The new Syrian opposition coalition has received a qualified and cautious welcome from the Arab League. Some leaders are reluctant to definitively

The new Syrian opposition coalition has received a qualified and cautious welcome from the Arab League. Some leaders are reluctant to definitively

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United opposition in Syria a realistic proposition

The prospect of a unified Syrian opposition based inside the country is moving closer. Talks overseen by the Arab League have been taking place in

The prospect of a unified Syrian opposition based inside the country is moving closer. Talks overseen by the Arab League have been taking place in

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Syrian civil war could engulf Middle East, UN envoy says

Syria’s civil war could engulf the whole of the Middle East, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday. The former UN diplomat

Syria’s civil war could engulf the whole of the Middle East, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday. The former UN diplomat

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Brahimi gives 'downbeat' assessment of Syria

The new UN-Arab League envoy to strife-torn Syria has given a downbeat assessment of the situation on the ground. International mediator Lakhdar

The new UN-Arab League envoy to strife-torn Syria has given a downbeat assessment of the situation on the ground. International mediator Lakhdar

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Syria: UN Human Rights chief concerned over "war crimes" by both sides

Syrian state television is reporting the deaths of at least 17 people in two bomb attacks in the country’s biggest city, Aleppo. The victims are said

Syrian state television is reporting the deaths of at least 17 people in two bomb attacks in the country’s biggest city, Aleppo. The victims are said

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Syrian rebels claim shooting down of warplane

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government fighter jet in the north of the country. Opposition fighters in northern Idlib province said they

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government fighter jet in the north of the country. Opposition fighters in northern Idlib province said they

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Arab League meeting on Syria postponed

The Arab League has postponed a meeting of foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria due to take place on Sunday.   King Abdullah of

The Arab League has postponed a meeting of foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria due to take place on Sunday.   King Abdullah of