The Arab League is a regional organization of countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Formed in 1945, it currently has 22 member states, who work together to improve relations between Arab nations. Syria's membership was suspended in 2011 because of the country's civil war.
The Arab League has backed a plan by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to seek international approval for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council. Member state Jordan is due to present the draft resolution.