GAZA: Palestinian freedom movement Hamas rejected on Monday an Arab League resolution labelling Lebanon's Hezbollah a terrorist organisation. In a statement the party said it "rejects the description of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement as terrorist." Instead, it added, Israel's actions against Palestinians should be labelled "terrorism." Read More: Hamas appoints military chief as deputy leader It also called on Arab states to "support the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people" and urged them to work…
NEW YORK: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif held a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here. The duo expressed grave concern on the situation in Palestine and Jammu & Kashmir, especially the ongoing atrocities and attacks on civilians in two territories by security forces. Khawaja Asif congratulated the Secretary General on his dynamic leadership of the organization while lauding the role of Arab League in establishing…
CAIRO: The Arab League condemned Israel's use of "excessive violence" against Palestinians in clashes on Friday outside the highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, the Temple Mount, while Egypt called on Israel to exercise reason. Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit "condemned the Israeli security forces' excessive use of force and live bullets against unarmed civilians," said the Cairo-based organisation's spokesman, Mahmoud Afifi." Current tensions open the door for further escalation in general amid growing…
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has urged the Arab League countries to call upon New Delhi to immediately stop the bloodshed and massacre in Indian Occupied Kashmir and implement the pending United Nations Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.
CAIRO: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi blasted Israel as a bastion of "fascism and racial discrimination" on Saturday at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers that backed France's Middle East peace initiative.
GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel said on Sunday it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinians kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire.