Interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour (2nd L) attends the closing session 25th Arab League summit at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on March 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
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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. The summit came three weeks after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain -- Gulf states that usually keep their arguments behind closed doors -- accused Qatar of disregarding an accord not to interfere in fellow Arab states' internal affairs.When Mursi was deposed last year, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait stepped in with financial backing for the new military-backed government, while Egypt said it would return funding from Qatar transferred when Mursi was in power.
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