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    Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit

    Arab League Head Accused Arab Media of Provoking Regional Conflicts

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    Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit stated that it is important "to counter extremist media" and incitement to religious hatred, as the latter had led to civil wars in a number of Arab countries.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit criticized Arab media on Monday for allegedly provoking sectarian strife and regional conflicts.

    "I see that the Arab media pay much attention to inter-religious strife and provocations, whereas their broadcast lacks precise information, objectivity and neutrality," Gheit said during a media forum without specifying the names of the media.

    According to the diplomat, it is important "to counter extremist media" and incitement to religious hatred, as the latter had led to civil wars in a number of Arab countries

    Currently, a number of states in the Middle East have been engaged in conflicts directly or indirectly. In particular, Syria, Libya and Yemen have been engulfed in civil wars, while a number of regional territories have been kept at bay by extremists groups, in particular, the Islamic State, which is outlawed in Russia and many other counties.

    The Arab League, established back in 1945, comprises of 22 regional states, which are striving to cooperate on political, economic, cultural, scientific, and social issues in order to promote the interests of the Arab world.

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