League of Arab States
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The League of Arab States (Arab League) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 22 states (including Syria, whose membership was suspended in 2011) that is based in Cairo, Egypt. It was founded by six states in Cairo in 1945, shortly before the end of World War II. Its original members were Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan (now Jordan), IraqSaudi Arabia, and the Kingdom of Yemen. It now includes all states bordering on the southern and eastern Mediterranean shores, from Morocco to Egypt to Lebanon (and Syria), all states on the Arabian Peninsula, as well as Palest…

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T. Jeremy Gunn, “League of Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 14 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000096>
First published online: 2015



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