Arab diplomats meeting in Saudi city of Jeddah agree to find a solution for Syria's civil war, emphasising "importance of having an Arab leadership role in efforts" to end it.
Diplomats say Damascus' return to Arab League and presence at an expected summit in May will be discussed in Friday's meeting of regional powers, but Qatar's premier says nothing has been proposed.
Decision stems from "mutual desire" to develop bilateral relations and "enhance" GCC integration and unity, says Bahrain News Agency.
With growing footprints and influence, Beijing is dismantling US hegemony in a rapidly-evolving global order.
Chinese leader calls for granting Palestine "full membership" in United Nations and says Beijing "supports the two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital."
"China will continue to firmly support the GCC countries in maintaining their own security... and build a collective security framework for the Gulf," says President Xi Jinping at China-GCC summit.
The milestone summit is set to involve face-to-face exchanges between Chinese and Arab leaders with the possibility of attendance by President Xi Jinping.
Earlier this week, Berlin said Qatar hosting the World Cup 2022 was “very tricky” for Germany, alleging human rights abuses by Doha.
FM Sergey Lavrov will meet representatives of 22 nations that make up the pan-Arab bloc, the League says, amid US bids to isolate Moscow on global stage over its offensive on Ukraine.
Gulf Cooperation Council countries welcomed the US announcement of $1 billion in new near- and long-term food security assistance for the Middle East and North Africa region, the Saudi state agency said.
Over 30 members and some federal ministers of the Hindu nationalist party, who are authorised to take part in TV debates, asked to be "extremely cautious" when talking about religion, two BJP leaders say.
Muslim countries including Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia condemn remarks about Prophet Muhammad made by top officials in India's Bharatiya Janata Party, as calls grow on social media for boycott of Indian goods in Muslim countries.
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