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Arab League

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The Arab League, formally the League of Arab States, is a regional organization in the Arab world, formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 initially with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan (Transjordan at the time), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria’s participation has been suspended since November 2011.

The Arab League is a political organization which tries to help integrate its members economically, and solve conflicts involving member states without asking for foreign assistance. It possesses elements of a state representative parliament while foreign affairs are often conducted under UN supervision.