Beset by differences, Arab leaders open annual summit

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:25 GMT

KUWAIT, March 25 (Reuters) - Arab leaders struggling with an array of foreign policy disputes opened an annual summit on Tuesday to try to forge a common stand on Syria's war and what many of them see as the menace of Iranian-U.S. rapprochement.

The gathering in Kuwait follows an unprecedented row among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) alliance of Gulf Arab states over Qatari support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, and a verbal spat between Iraq and Saudi Arabia over violence in Iraq's Anbar province. (Reporting by Sylvia Westall and Amena Bakr, Editing by William Maclean)

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