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Arab League Delays Summit on Regional Unrest

The Arab League announced on Wednesday that its members have agreed to postpone its summit, scheduled for May 11 in Baghdad, amid disputes over the venue and popular unrest rocking the region. Arab foreign ministers will meet on May 15 to set a new date, Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the deputy secretary-general of […]

Maliki Proposes Allawi for Top Arab League Post

Iraq’s State of Law Coalition, led by Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, has reportedly proposed the head of the rival Iraqiya bloc, Iyad Allawi, to run for the position of  Secretary General of the Arab League following Amr Moussa’s resignation. Moussa will stand down in order to run for the presidency of Egypt. The Iraqiya […]

Arab League Sets Deadline for Customs Union

Iraq’s commercial attaché in Egypt said on Monday that the Arab League has set a 2012 deadline for the completion of a unified customs table in preparation for the 2015 launch of the Arab Customs Union. “The customs tables include all the goods that are traded in the world, and therefore rerquire enormous effort,” Ali […]

Arab League Summit in Baghdad Postponed

Iraq has agreed to postpone an Arab League summit scheduled for March 29 in Baghdad, a government official said on Thursday, according to a report from Reuters. The move reportedly came following a request from Arab foreign ministers because of turmoil in some countries in the region. "It has been agreed to postpone holding the […]

Arab League Summit in Baghdad Going Ahead

Iraq will host its first Arab League Summit in two decades on March 29 despite ongoing unrest in the Middle East, a foreign ministry official said. The summit is seen as crucial for Iraq's reintegration into the Arab world and comes at a critical time in the region following popular protests that have unseated Tunisia […]

Arab League Confirms Iraq Hosts Next Summit

The Undersecretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed bin Helli, has confirmed that Iraq will host the next Arab League summit — the country's first in 20 years. Associated Press reports that Arab League Secretary-General, Amr Moussa, will travel to Baghdad on Saturday to discuss preparations for the meeting. Bin Helli told reporters on Wednesday […]

Iraq Urges Creation of “Exclusive” Arab Trade Organization

An adviser to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said on Thursday that in the coming Arab League Summit in Baghdad, Iraq will push for the creation of an “exclusive” Arab trade organization, similar to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The organization is to boost trade and economic cooperation among the oil producing, industrial and […]