World Bulletin/News Desk
The two-day Arab summit meeting will kick off in Kuwait on March 25.
Arab foreign minister kicked off on Sunday a two-day meeting in the Cairo headquarters of the Arab League to prepare for the upcoming Arab summit, to be hosted by Kuwait on March 25.
The top diplomats will address a host of issues including activating common Arab work, the basic system of the Arab Court of Human Rights and the Arab-Israeli conflict, Arab diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.
They will also discuss the situation in Syria, Lebanon, Libya and Yemen along with Arab relations with Turkey, the sources added.
Kuwait will invite African Union Commission Chairperson Ncosazana Dlamini Zuma to attend the Arab summit, to be hosted by the Arab Gulf country on March 25.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to Ethiopia and envoy to the African Union Rashid Al-Hajri told Anadolu Agency on Sunday that he will present an invitation letter from Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jabir Al-Sabah to Zuma on Monday.
Ahmed Jarba, the head of the Syrian opposition bloc, South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Benjamin, and Abdou Salam Diallo, the chairman of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, attended the opening session.
Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah made a no-show at a meeting of the Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Sunday.
Qatar was rather represented by a foreign ministry undersecretary.
The low-level Qatari participation came a few days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain recalled their ambassadors from Doha protesting what they had described as Qatar's intervention in their affairs.
Regretting the recall, Qatar said the decision had to do with the positions of the three countries on issues that fall outside the borders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a grouping of the six Arab countries overlooking the Arab Gulf.
Saudi-led jets have struck the home of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.
The UN has urged Lebanon to choose a president, a position that has been vacant since May 2014.
The Kurdish President Masoud Barzani has denounced the infighting between Kurdish fighters as 'suicide'.
A Cairo-hosted conference for Libyan tribes is scheduled to be held in the Egyptian capital from Monday through Wednesday
This is the first time pro-Muslim Brotherhood figures from Libya will attend a meeting in Cairo
A delegation from Egypt's Foreign Ministry had received the tribal leaders at the airport.
Turkey and the United States have agreed on a deal to provide air support for some forces on the Syrian opposition.
The Egyptian army has destroyed 521 entry points to the underground tunnels that border the Gaza strip.
Mohamed al-Falahgi, a former lawmaker and member of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, died in Gamasa prison. Al-Falahgi was arrested on violence-related charges in August of 2013
The group had captured the hilltops of Quba'a and Naqar in Syria's southwestern Quinetra province
The air force carried out raids on targets including the military intelligence building and the city hospital.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting illegal payments from an American supporter, having previously been given a six-year term in a separate corruption case.
Tension is running high in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern province two days after a deadly bomb attack targeted worshipers.
Saudi Arabia's King said he was heartbroken over a suicide bombing that killed 21 people, and adding that Saudi Arabia would never stop fighting armed group.
Opposition activists have said on social media that hundreds of bodies were in the streets of the city after it was seized
KDPI says PKK attacked a group of their Peshmerge on the Iran-iraq border, killed one and injured two.