Islamic State tops crisis discussions at Arab foreign ministers’ talks

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A debate about whether a joint military force may be the answer for combating threats from groups like ISIL. That’s what the Arab League is considering as it kicks off its 2-day meeting in Cairo. CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky reports.

Islamic State tops crisis discussions at Arab foreign ministers\' talks

Islamic State tops crisis discussions at Arab foreign ministers\' talks

A debate about whether a joint military force may be the answer for combating threats from groups like ISIL. That's what the Arab League is considering as it kicks off its 2-day meeting in Cairo. CCTV's Adel El Mahrouky reports.

Highlights:

  • The Islamic State is the top crisis issue on the agenda at the Arab foreign ministers’ talks in Cairo.
  • Reactions from the league’s member states were mostly statements of condemnation.
  • The secretary general of the League says it’s time Arabs take a stronger step.