The Israeli military struck two buildings used by journalists in Gaza early Sunday during the fifth day of a campaign against militants in the Palestinian enclave. Hours later, artillery rounds landed in southern Israeli cities and the country’s missile defense system intercepted a powerful long-range rocket over Tel Aviv
Qatar’s prime minister on Saturday slammed the Arab League meetings in Cairo, and called for a review of the pan-Arab body’s dealing with the Palestinian issue, stressing that the meetings are a waste of money and time and the statements that follow the meetings are meaningless.
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Saturday that the Arabs should review the peace proposals offered to Israel and the entire peace process in response to its aggression in Gaza.
Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby has pledged to support Palestinians against “Israel’s aggression” and to end the blockade of Gaza during talks between Arab foreign ministers in Cairo. The leaders said they will consider a draft statement on Saturday that calls for the Arab League chief to lead a delegation to the Gaza
The Arab League on Monday recognized a newly formed Syrian opposition bloc as “legitimate,” urging more opposition groups to join the coalition, but Lebanon dissociated itself from the AL action.
The leader of Syria’s newly united opposition has headed to Arab League headquarters in Cairo to push for diplomatic recognition, buoyed by the hard-won unity deal among the disparate factions. Mouaz al-Khatib, 52,
The blazing guns that tore apart the Syria ceasefire attempted by Lakhdar Brahimi will not stop the UN-Arab League envoy from making a new bid to halt the conflict, diplomats said. Brahimi is expected to come to the UN Security Council in November with new proposals
The international mediator on Syria will go to Damascus in the next few days to try to broker a brief ceasefire in the war between President Bashar al-Assad’s government and rebels during the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival.
The Syrian army rained shells on opposition bastions in and around Damascus on Tuesday and sent extra troops to second city Aleppo, as a watchdog said the death toll from 18 months of violence now tops 31,000.
In his first speech to the League of Arab Nations, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday told Syrian leader Bashar Assad to learn from recent history and step down immediately “before it’s too late.” Addressing Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, the Islamist president urged them to make Syria their first priority.