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Kuwait Summit Merely Papers Over Arab Rifts

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March 26, 2014 AT 8:51 AM
Arab leaders, at loggerheads over inter-Arab issues including Egypt and Syria, offered little evidence of progress after a two-day summit in Kuwait focused largely on avoiding further splits. Gulf opposition to Qatar's financial backing for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist rebels in Syria burst into the open last month when Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador from Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain followed suit. A declaration read out at the end of the summit said only that the 22 members of the Arab League would "pledge to work decisively to put a final end to divisions".