Arab League (1)

The Arab League (officially, the League of Arab States) was formed in 1945 (1364/64 AH). The founder members were the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan (then Transjordan), Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. The purpose of the League was to foster Arab co-operation and unity.

Since its formation, another 15 Arab states have joined the League.

Egypt was expelled from the League in 1979 (1399/1400 AH), following its bi-lateral peace agreement with Israel (the Camp David Accords). After ten years of isolation, Egypt was re-admitted to the League in 1989 (1409/10 AH).

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