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The Arab League will make an Arab "army" with perhaps 40,000 soldiers. It will be like NATO. When one country is attacked, the other countries will help it. Members can ask for help from other countries. The Arab League said the new force will help with the problems in the Middle East. Arab League meetings in the next month will talk about ideas for the force. Then defence ministers of Arab nations will look at them and make decisions.

Not all Arab League countries like the idea. Iraq said one Arab country should not fight in another Arab country. It said the best way to sort out problems was to have discussions. Lebanon said most countries should agree on any military action. The Arab League also talked about the problems in the region today. It wants rebels in Yemen to stop fighting. It also wants to bring peace and stability back to Syria.

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