The Arab League recently welcomed back Syria’s government, ending a more than decade-long suspension.
- Arab League, also called League of Arab States (LAS) is a regional organization of Arab states in the Middle East and parts of Africa.
- It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945.The founding member states were Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.
- Headquarters: Cairo, Egypt.
- Objective is to strengthen ties among member states, coordinate their policies and direct them towards a common good.
- Currently it has 22 members including Palestine, which the League regards as an independent state.
- Syria’s participation has been suspended since November 2011, as a consequence of government repression during the Syrian Civil War.
- The highest body of the league is the Council, composed of representatives of member states, usually foreign ministers, their representatives or permanent delegates.