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.
Council of Muslim Scholars accuses Israel of practicing ‘state terrorism’ following Sunday’s Al-Aqsa clashes
Self-proclaimed Jewish state confiscates 15,000 dunams of Arab land near West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian official says
Turkey and the US are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and sweep ISIL militants from a strip along the Turkish border.
France hopes to secure business deals in Iran once international sanctions are lifted
'The Department of Justice has always maintained that Jonathan Pollard should serve his full sentence,' says spokesman
German Foreign Ministry expressed “grave concern” over the Israeli move
Deadly conflagration guts timber factory in eastern Cairo’s Al-Obour City district
Syria is 'most acute, unrelenting and shameful blot on world’s humanitarian conscience', says Stephen O'Brien
An attack that damaged a pipeline that carries gas to Turkey will resume operation within 3 days.
Israel and Cyprus have agreed to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts.
In a newly released video, Qardawi denies giving any green light attack for suicide attacks by Palestinians now that they have fuse missile capable of reaching further in Israel.
United Nations human rights office expessed its concern over trial of former officials who served under Muammar Gaddafi
Nusra Front captured Jisr al-Shughour in May, in a wider offensive that drove government forces from nearly all the northwestern province of Idlib.
'There is no doubt in my mind that Israel is an apartheid state,' says Denis Goldberg, who fought alongside Mandela
Federica Mogherini arrived in Tehran where she will meet top officials, including President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif
An investigation has unearthed links between HSBC and the UAE in closing bank accounts of British Muslim individuals and organisations, apparently in a link to the Muslim Brotherhood.