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Egyptian Diplomat to Become Head of Arab League

The 22-member Arab League on Thursday chose veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Aboul-Gheit as its secretary general. Aboul-Gheit, a former ambassador to the United Nations who also served as foreign minister under Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak, will replace Nabil El-Araby, who said last month that he would not seek another term as secretary general after his current one ends in July. Aboul-Gheit will take office at a time when the Cairo-based Arab League is facing several...

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