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Major events of 2021 in the Arab world

KUNA continues issuing its year-end reports on major events in 2021 Here are some from the Arab world..
KUWAIT, Dec 28 (KUNA) -- Here are the main events in the Arab League during 2021.
Arab League:

Feb 8: Arab Foreign Ministers stress, after a meeting, the refusal of any Israeli plans or measures that would negatively affect the rights of the Palestinian people, violate the international law, and undermines the two-state solution. Feb 23: The Arab committee for human rights approves at the conclusion of a special session, the State of Kuwait's suggestion to rename the Arab Commission for Human Rights to become a Committee of the Arab Charter on Human Rights.

March 3: The Arab League Council at the Ministerial level urges the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, and welcomed the ICC rules to have jurisdiction over war crimes and atrocities committed in the Palestinian territories. March 3: Arab Foreign Ministers recognized Kuwait's endeavors to ensure the Arab and Gulf solidarity.

March 25: The Council of Arab Interior Ministers stresses in its 38 session in Tunisia, complete solidarity with Saudi Arabia and condemns attacks by the Houthi militia and its frequent assault on civil facilities, and welcomes the Saudi Initiative to end the war in Yemen.

April 3: The Arab League expressed its comprehensive solidarity with the measures taken by the Jordanian leadership in protections of its security and stability.

April 8: The Arab League announced an Arabic strategy to acquire Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, and to unite efforts to maintain the availability and distribution of the vaccines to the Arab countries.

April 12: The Arab League stressed importance of supporting political settlements in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, calling on Russia to continue in the strategic role it plays on that matter.

April 19: The Arab League emphasized the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) need to reach a fair peaceful resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-nation solution.

April 27: The Arab League called on the international community to live up to its responsibility to immediately halt the Israeli assault against the Palestinian people and Jerusalem, and to counter forced displacement.

May 6: The Arab League condemns the displacement of Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood residents by the Israeli forces in eastern Jerusalem, considering it as a crime that violates the human rights of Palestinian people and imposes racial discrimination in the occupied territories.

May7: The Arab League condemns the incursion of the Israeli forces into Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque yards, attacking unarmed Palestinian citizens with bombs and rubber bullets, escalating tension in the region.

May 11: The Arab League called during an urgent meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers on UNSC and forces believing in the peaceful settlement in the region to confront the vigorous Israeli attacks that would lead to catastrophic situation in the occupied territories.

May 21: The Arab League welcomes the cease-fire agreement in Gaza Strip, praising the Egyptian efforts that lay the base for the two sides' agreement in ending hostile actions and putting truce in action.

May 27: The Arab League called on Youth and Sports Ministries in the Arab world to increase investment in Youth, and work in involving them in the economic, social, and political development efforts.

May 27: The Arab League welcomed the United States decision to re-open its consulate in eastern Jerusalem, considering it as an important step to boost relations between Washington and the Palestinian people.

May 30: The Arab League welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UHCHR) decision to form an independent international committee to investigate the Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people.

June 5: The Arab League called on the international community to pressure the Israeli occupation to establish an independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its state.

June 9: The Arab League, in a speech given in Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction, indicated that working on the disarmament of nuclear weapons is a key factor in creating a less dangerous and stable world.

June 16: The Arab League called on developing Arab media plan abroad, emphasizing the importance that the Palestinian cause should be a top priority in that matter.

June 24: The Arab league condemned the opening of?Honduras embassy in occupied Jerusalem, describing it a violation of the international law and international resolutions, which emphasized the legal and historical status of the city.

July 1: Arab League affirm keenness to all gifted and excellent Arabs in providing all means to develop, due to their contribution and inspiration in all society.

July 6th: Arab League expressed dismay over Ethiopia's letter to UN Security Council, in which it rejects the League's interference in the Renaissance Dam, and the claim that it would shatter cooperation between the League and the African Union (AU).

July 12th: Arab League publishes the annual Unified 2020 Economic Report. The report first began in 1980, and is considered Arab countries main of reference regarding Arab market index and economies.

July 18: Arab League condemned the Israeli settlers' incursion of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, saying that the Israeli occupiers must be held responsible for this provocative act.

July 19: Arab League strongly condemned the "heinous terrorist" explosion in a shopping area in Sadr City in Eastern Baghdad, which resulted in killing and injuring tens of innocent civilians. 

 August 15: Arab League expressed solidarity with Lebanon, condemning the fuel tanker explosion in Akkar city Northern Lebanon, in which more than 22 people died and more than 80 others injured, describing the situation as "unbearable".

August 16: The Arab League condemned the bloody crime committed by the Israeli occupation forces in the governorates of Jerusalem and Jenin, which resulted in five martyrs and a number of wounded and detainees.

August 18 Arab league calls on regional and international organizations to unite and exert efforts in combating climate change and its repercussions, including Covid-19.

August 24: Arab League Secretary General expresses sorrow over diplomatic row, and end of ties between Algeria and Morocco.

Sept 2: Arab League warns against the dangers of a "real estate rights and registration of land" project in occupied Jerusalem city, which is being enforced by Israeli occupation forces.

Sept 4: President of the Arab Parliament (AP) Adel Al-Asoumi praised the "great role" played by the State of Kuwait on the Arab, regional and international arenas through "wise diplomacy, rational, and discreet policy" led by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sept 9: Arab League hold the 156th regular ministerial session, tackles a number of topics, namely the repercussions of Covid-19 pandemic.

Sept 10: Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Abul Gheit welcomed the formation of the new Lebanese government, the political halt lasted for 13 months

Sept 21: Arab League condemns coup attempt in Sudan, asserting importance of stability and security to the country during transition period.

Sept 26: Arab League strongly condemns the criminal and bloody attacks by Israeli forces in Jerusalem and Jenin cities, which resulted in killing and injuring arrested Palestinians.

Sept 30: Arab League strongly denounces aggression by Israeli occupation forces to Al-Aqsa Mosque, calculated escalation and division of the holy site, including rising the Israeli flag inside the mosque halls.

Nov 4: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit says Israeli government's intends to allow easing of restrictions for Palestinians in the West Bank, only a cover for settlement expansion and a way to silence the international community.

Nov 7: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit strongly denounced the failed drone "terrorist" attack that targeted Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi's residence.

Nov 8: Arab League says its Ambassador Hossam Zaki witnessed during his visit to Lebanon and meeting with parties involved keenness to restore relations with Saudi Arabia, and its awareness of its critical role and relations with Lebanon.

Nov 9: Arab League confirmed it would continue supporting the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Nov 17: Arab League underline importance of rivers an essential element for cooperation, security, and stability to all countries in the region.

Nov 18: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit says solving the water crisis in the Arab world, despite the technical aspect to it, requires Arab coordinated efforts to protect Arab legitimate rights to cross border waters.

Nov 18: Arab League strongly condemns Israeli killing on the fields policy, as part of carefully drafted policy that targets the imprisoned Palestinian movement.

Nov 21: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit welcomed the declaration signed in Khartoum between General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and removed Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, which included reappointing Hamdok as prime minister.

Nov 23: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit underlined need for international pressure to compel the Houthis adhere to a cease-fire and start political talks in Yemen.

Nov 25: Arab League affirms on its commitment to help and protect women in the Arab world from violence and discrimination, including enabling them politically, economically, and socially

Nov 28: Arab League condemns the "desecrating entry" of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to the Haram Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied city of Al-Khalil. 

Oct 6: Arab League condemns Jewish settlers' prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque, describing it as a dangerous act that shows true intentions of the new Israeli government.

Oct 9: The Arab League welcomed the outcomes of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), mainly the signing of a UN-facilitated plan for pulling all foreign fighters out of Libya.

Oct 10: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit and Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation.

Oct 12: Arab League condemned the partaking of FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in what is called the "museum of tolerance" in Israel, describing this move as an "unacceptable politicization".

Oct 14: The Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit called on all Lebanese parties to have self-restraint, stave off tensions and provocation, and put national interest above party and sectarian considerations.

Oct 14: Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit asserts on the political solution as being the only outcome to the Syrian crisis, which is now taking more than 10 years to end.

Oct 19: The Arab League agreed to enhance the transport sector post the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim to boost the economic indicators in the region.

Oct 24: Arab League condemned a recent decision taken by Israeli occupation authorities to designate six Palestinian civil society groups as "terrorist organizations".

Oct 25: Arab League expresses deep concern over the status of six Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Oct 27: Arab League condemned the terrorist attack in Iraq's Diyala governorate that killed and injured innocent people.

Oct 30: Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit on voiced much concern over the swift deterioration of Gulf-Lebanese relations, which unfortunately came at a time when there was a bid to help Lebanon overcome its difficulties.

Oct 31: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit renew the League's support to UN mission Libya and their efforts to end the transition period and achieve stability there.

Oct 31: Arab League strongly condemns terrorist bombing, which targeted Eden Airport and resulted in killing 12 people and injuring dozens.

Nov 1: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit affirms getting rid of foreign military presence in Libyan territories is vital for Libya's security and sovereignty.

Dec 6: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit calls for judicial cooperation among Arab countries to confront dangers of security threats.

Dec 8: Arab League calls for finding future mechanisms to Arab work collectively in the tourism field, including bolstering Arab strategy and adhere to national experience for member countries.

Dec 12: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit keen on utilizing peaceful nuclear energy concerning power generating energy.

Dec 14: The Arab League voiced appreciation to the State of Kuwait for offering humanitarian aid to the UN refugee agency (UNRWA).

Dec 16: Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit expresses concerns over Israeli nuclear facilities that are not monitored and out of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supervision, which represent a threat to peace and stability in region.

Dec 18: The Arab League calls on the international community to urgently act to end Israeli settlers' terror in the occupied Palestinian territories of 1967 and against the Palestinian people. (end) ed