Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt will announce the formation of a unified regional force to counter growing security threats, according to a draft of the final communique, as conflicts rage in countries such as Yemen and Libya.
As war rages in Gaza, Arab states will likely try to heighten diplomatic pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal at next month's annual meeting of the UN nuclear agency's 160 member states, said diplomats.
Arabs have been urged to stand united and defend their common interests amid mounting challenges and threats. Consolidation of joint Arab action has now become imperative, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
London police have reassured Arab visitors to the city that they are safe in the UK capital following a gang attack on an Emirati couple this week.
The couple were attacked with guns, knives and hammers when the gang raided their
Arab states must address water challenges if they are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development, says a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report.
Among the consequences facing US President Barack Obama if he decides against arming Syria's rebels is that Arab and European states may step in more aggressively, perhaps further fracturing rebel forces.
A landmark attempt to set global rules for overseeing the Internet is threatening to fall apart as a rift pitting the US and some Western countries against the rest of the world widened, participants in the talks said.
A 12-day co
The United States, Saudi Arabia and dozens of other countries have agreed that further economic sanctions were needed to stop President Bashar Al-Assad from repressing Syrian people and urged nations to adopt an arms embargo, travel bans and tough
Arab countries are sending mercenaries to Syria to thwart any chance of a negotiated settlement to end President Bashar Al-Assad's crackdown on a year-long uprising against his rule, Iran's ambassador to France said.
Iran, a close
The Arab League chief urged Damascus to sign an Arab plan to end a Syrian crackdown on protesters and said this would lead to a review of sanctions and other measures taken against the Syrian government, Egypt's official news agency reported on Mo