Kerry to visit Egypt to push anti-IS coalition: Arab League

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 governments agree to `confront` IS jihadists

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.

Barack Obama to outline strategy as US expands Iraq strikes

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 opposition `not yet ready for Arab League seat`

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.

`Syria needs peacekeepers not military forces`

The appeal could have a rough time getting past Syria`s stalwart UN allies Russia and China.

Arab League chief demands probe into Syria `crime

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi
on Tuesday called for an international probe into "crimes" against civilians in Syria.

Arab League to reassess Syria mission: Chief

The Arab League is to reassess the
work of its heavily criticised observer mission in Syria at a
meeting later this month.

Arab body calls for pullout of monitors in Syria

The call came as the League prepared to send yet more monitors to Syria.

Arabi replaces Mussa as Arab League chief

The Arab League is being tested as the "Arab Spring" overturns the region`s political apple cart.

Egypt names new foreign minister

Egypt named its former
ambassador to the United Nations, Nabil al-Arabi as foreign
minister.