Gulf Monarchies Bristle at Criticism Over Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis

September 5, 2015 7:34 PM

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Gulf Monarchies Bristle at Criticism Over Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Arab kingdoms of the Persian Gulf have some the world’s highest per capita incomes. Their leaders speak passionately about the plight of Syrians, and their state-funded news media cover the Syrian civil war without cease.

Yet as millions of Syrian refugees languish elsewhere in the Middle East and many have risked their lives to reach Europe or died along the way, Gulf nations have agreed to resettle only a surprisingly small number of refugees.

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