Arab Union

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The Arab Union is the proposed concept of a political union of the Arab states. The term was first used when the British Empire promised the Arabs a united independent state as a reward for revolting against the Ottoman Empire, whom Britain was at war with. But this never came to fruition following to the Sykes–Picot Agreement. Despite this, many in the Arab world have since called for the creation of a pan-Arab state. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser made several unsuccessful attempts to unite Egypt with other Arab countries. Similar attempts were made by other Arab leaders, such as Hafez al-Assad, Muammar Gaddafi, and Saddam Hussein.

In the 2004 Arab League summit in Cairo, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh proposed the creation of an Arab Union, replacing the Arab League, so it can be a stronger political and geographical body, capable of dealing with world issues. However, the proposal failed to reach the League's agenda until the 2009 summit in Doha. It was decided that it will be looked into and discussed.

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