Army chiefs from Arab League nations on Wednesday began work on building a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists including the Islamic State group. The regional bloc agreed in March to set up the force, with member states given […]
CAIRO: For months, members of the Arab League have been calling for a joint military force to quell the violence engulfing the region. Now that member states have largely agreed, analysts say having the force materialize and preparing it to […]
Arab League Secretary General Nabil El-Araby sparked anger amongst Egypt’s Christian community after remarking Muslims should be united, unlike “the Catholic Christians and Protestant Christians who have different holy books and different statuses”. Show More Summary
Russian president Vladimir Putin has prompted an angry response from Saudi Arabia after sending a letter to the Arab League commenting on Saudi-led air strikes against Yemen’s Houthi fighters. The letter was read out at a summit of...Show More Summary
A spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry denied the Arab League chief's earlier allegations that Turkey was one of the foreign powers responsible for the "chaos" in the Arab region.
The Arab League Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh over the weekend produced a show of unity and pledges of support to the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Enthusiastic commentators have declared it the dawn of a new era for the Arab world and the launch of an enduring new doctrine of autonomous Arab collective action in […]
Last week, Arab foreign ministers agreed to form a joint rapid-response military force to tackle security threats to Arab nations. The establishment of a joint Arab force may reduce the region's dependency on foreign military interventions.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the United States has backed the Arab League's decision to create a joint military force to counter security threats in the Middle East, and will cooperate with it if need be.
Ground troops from the Arab League could be moving into Yemen to fight the Shiite Houthi rebels that have forced President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi...
Embassy of Egypt to the United States Political Counselor Alaa Abdalaziz says that the Arab League agreement over the weekend to begin creating a regional military force will give Arab states the means to address regional and international security challenges.
A joint Arab intervention force has been formed to respond to Yemen's Houthi insurgency
Saudi Arabian and Egyptian officials were reportedly “annoyed” with Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil’s attitude at the Arab League summit over his insistence that Lebanon is committed to its policy of disassociation from regional disputes, al-Mustaqbal daily reported on Sunday. The officials were bothered that the policy did not synchronize with the Arab consensus on backing […]
The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.
Leaders in the Arab League announced they will create a new military force in the face of growing jihadist forces in the middle east that threaten the stability of current Arab leaders.
Arab League member nations formally announced an agreement today to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...
Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there “withdraw and surrender their weapons,” a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday. The Arab League members also agreeing in principle to forming a joint military force. Show More Summary
The heads of Arab League countries meeting in Egypt have agreed to create a joint Arab military force. A 10-nation, Saudi-led coalition is currently carrying out air strikes against rebels in Yemen. The strikes are in support of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, who fled after gains by the Shia Houthi rebels. Show More Summary
Egypt's leader says heads of states at the Arab League summit have agreed to the principle of forming a military unit.
The leaders of the Arab League have announced the establishment of a unified military force during their summit, which is now under way in Egypt.