US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cairo Saturday as Washington seeks to build an international coalition to counter Islamic State jihadists, an Arab League official said today.
Arab states agreed on Sunday to take the "necessary measures" to confront Islamic State militants, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said, after a meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo.
US President Barack Obama has vowed to outline a long-awaited strategy against Islamic State jihadists on Wednesday, after Washington expanded its month-long air campaign to Iraq`s Sunni Arab heartland.
Syria`s seat at the Arab League will remain vacant until the opposition completes the formation of its institutions, the pan-Arab group`s secretary general Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday.
The appeal could have a rough time getting past Syria`s stalwart UN allies Russia and China.
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi
on Tuesday called for an international probe into "crimes" against civilians in Syria.
The Arab League is to reassess the
work of its heavily criticised observer mission in Syria at a
meeting later this month.
The call came as the League prepared to send yet more monitors to Syria.
The Arab League is being tested as the "Arab Spring" overturns the region`s political apple cart.
Egypt named its former
ambassador to the United Nations, Nabil al-Arabi as foreign
Day in Pics: 18th September
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