Arab League

  • Syrian Prime Minister survives Damascus bombing, 6 die 29-04-2013 08:10 PM

    Beirut: Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus on Monday, state media and activists said, as rebels struck in the heart of President Bashar al-Assad's capital. Six people were killed in the blast, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the latest...
  • Syria pulls tanks from streets of Homs 27-12-2011 03:15 PM

    Beirut: After days of punishing assaults, Syria's army began withdrawing tanks from the restive city of Homs on Tuesday just as a team of Arab League observers was on its way to the central city, according to activists and an Arab official. Opposition activist Mohammed Saleh said the heavy bombardment...
  • Arab observers aim to see Syria's deadliest city 27-12-2011 12:41 PM

    Beirut: Newly-arrived Arab League peace monitors will try to see for themselves the situation in Syria's city of Homs, which opponents of President Bashar al-Assad say has been pulverised by government troops and tanks in recent days. At least 31 people were killed in the city on Monday as tanks...
  • US urges greater international pressure on Syria 22-12-2011 03:54 AM

    Washington: The US on Wednesday warned of greater international action to stop the crackdown by Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria and said neither the Syrian people nor the global community accepted his government's legitimacy any more. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the Assad regime is already facing...
  • Syria to let in monitors, opposition sceptical 20-12-2011 01:34 AM

    Beirut: Syria's government, facing sanctions for killing thousands of protesters, agreed on Monday to let foreigners monitor its compliance with an Arab League peace agreement intended to promote political dialogue. The main opposition to President Bashar al-Assad dismissed as a further stalling tactic an agreement which Damascus said was prompted...
  • Syria says it's still open to Arab observer plan 05-12-2011 03:46 AM

    Beirut: Syria said on Sunday it is still negotiating with the Arab League over the bloc's request to send observers into the country, as tightening sanctions by Arab and other nations fail to halt the eight-month crackdown on anti-government protesters. A Foreign Ministry spokesman suggested some headway had been made,...
  • Syrian ministers face Arab travel ban 01-12-2011 01:13 AM

    Cairo: The Arab League unveiled a list of top Syrian officials facing a travel ban on Wednesday, and Turkey imposed tough new sanctions against Damascus as pressure intensified for President Bashar Assad to end his regime's violent effort to suppress an 8-month-old uprising. The 17 officials who could be banned...
  • Syrian forces killed, tortured 256 children: UN 29-11-2011 03:32 AM

    Beirut: A UN investigation concluded on Monday that Syrian forces committed crimes against humanity by killing and torturing hundreds of children, including a 2-year-old girl reportedly shot to death so she wouldn't grow up to be a demonstrator. The inquiry added to mounting international pressure on President Bashar Assad. On...
  • More bloodshed in Syria despite Arab deadline 26-11-2011 12:14 AM

    Beirut: The Syrian government ignored Arab powers' moves to halt its crackdown on a pro-democracy uprising on Friday and more opposition supporters and military personnel were killed in unrelenting violence. The Syrian military said 10 personnel, including six pilots, were killed in an attack on an air force base and...
  • Arab League confirms Syria's suspension from group 17-11-2011 01:49 AM

    Morocco: The Arab League on Wednesday confirmed the suspension of Syria from the organization and gave its government three days to halt the violence and accept an observer mission or face economic sanctions. The ministers announced their decisions in a statement after an emergency meeting in Rabat, Morocco. The suspension...
  • Syria faces growing pressure to halt bloodshed 15-11-2011 01:28 AM

    Beirut: Jordan's King Abdullah told Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Monday he should step down and the European Union added pressure with more sanctions after the Arab League's surprise decision to suspend Damascus for its violent crackdown on protests. Syria looks ever more isolated, but still has the support of...
  • Syrians protest Arab vote; embassies attacked 13-11-2011 07:18 PM

    Beirut: Tens of thousands of Syrian government supporters poured into the streets on Sunday to protest an Arab League vote to suspend the country's membership, as Turkey sent planes to evacuate diplomatic staff and their families after a night of attacks on embassies. The Syrian government called for an urgent...
  • US applauds Arab league decision to suspend Syria 13-11-2011 01:11 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Saturday applauded Arab League's decision to suspend Syria's membership, saying the move demonstrates the group's leadership in seeking to end attacks on peaceful protesters. "I applaud the important decisions taken by the Arab League today, including the suspension of Syria's membership, consideration of economic...
  • Violence must stop in Syria: Hillary Clinton 02-09-2011 08:48 AM

    Washington: Slamming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for 'brutality' against unarmed citizens that 'outraged' the region and the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for immediate halt to the violence in the African state. "President Assad's brutality against unarmed citizens has outraged the region, the world, and most...
  • Egypt foreign minister next Arab League Chief 16-05-2011 02:45 PM

    Tehran: Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Al-Arabi was elected as Arab League Chief after last minute diplomacy left him as the only candidate in the race. Amr Moussa, a former Egyptian foreign minister, was head of the Arab League for 10 years. Egypt changed its candidate for head of the 22-member...