The League is a voluntary association of independent countries, which are primarily Arabic Speaking. The League came into existence in Cairo in 1945. The founder members of the league were Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan and Yemen.
The permanent headquarters of the Arab League are in Cairo.
The Arab League comprises of 22 members. The members are Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritiana and Yemen. The League is involved in political, economic, cultural and social programs to promote the interests of the member states. It has successfully settled some Arab disputes. It played a crucial role in limiting conflicts like the Lebanese civil war of 1958. Launching literacy campaigns, reproducing intellectual works, dealing with labor issues etc are some activities of the Arab league. The achievements of the Arab League have been commendable as far cultural exchanges between member states is concerned. The League has also helped in advancing the role of women in Arab societies. It is often referred to as a regional version of the United Nations.
|Azerbaijan||Israel-Palestine Disputed(Gaza Strip)||Somalia|
|Bahrain||Israel-Palestine Disputed(West Bank)||Syria|
|Egypt||Lebanon||United Arab Emirates|