Arab League summit opens in Jordan

The annual Arab League summit kicked off on Wednesday in the Dead Sea in Jordan, Anadolu Agency reports.

The one-day summit is attended by 18 Arab leaders, while King Mohamed VI of Morocco has failed to show up for unannounced reasons.

The raging conflicts in several Arab countries are expected to figure high on the agenda of the meeting, particularly the situation in Syria, Libya and Yemen, as well as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Jordan is hosting the summit after Yemen refused to host it due to the ongoing conflict in the country, which fell into civil war in 2014 after Houthi rebels overran capital Sanaa and other provinces.

The last Arab summit was hosted by Mauritania last year.