League of Arab States
Arab League, also called League of Arab States (LAS) is regional organization of Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa, formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945, following adoption of the Alexandria Protocol in 1944.
It aims to be a regional organization of Arab states with a focus to developing the economy, resolving disputes and coordinating political aims.
The founding member states were Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Transjordan (now Jordan), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Other members are Libya (1953); Sudan (1956); Tunisia and Morocco (1958); Kuwait (1961); Algeria (1962); Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (1971); Mauritania (1973); Somalia (1974); the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO; 1976); Djibouti (1977); and Comoros (1993). (When Yemen was a divided country, from 1967 to 1990, the two regimes were separately represented.) Each member has one vote on the League Council, decisions being binding only on those states that have voted for them.