Qatar emir urges Gulf Arab solidarity amid regional turmoil

December 9, 2014 9:19 PM

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DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's emir urged Gulf Arab leaders on Tuesday to shake off a damaging rift over Islamist politics and work together to tackle common threats across the region.

The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman -- face chaos in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, political turmoil in Egypt, sectarian tensions and a falling oil price.

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