Representatives of the Arab League attend an emergency meeting to discuss the conflict in Libya, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on January 5, 2015
Representatives of the Arab League attend an emergency meeting to discuss the conflict in Libya, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on January 5, 2015 © Mohamed El-Shahed - AFP/File
Representatives of the Arab League attend an emergency meeting to discuss the conflict in Libya, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on January 5, 2015
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Last updated: January 8, 2015

Arab League and top Muslim body condemn Paris attack

Banner Icon The Arab League and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, both condemned a deadly attack Wednesday on a Paris satirical newspaper.

"Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris," the Arab League said in a statement.

Al-Azhar condemned the "criminal attack," saying that "Islam denounces any violence".

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