Tuesday, 06 December 2016
Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Qatar on Monday as part of a rare regional tour ahead of the annual summit of Arab leaders of the oil-rich Gulf states. The trip comes at the time of a political transition in the United States and as deadly conflicts rage in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Salman began his tour in the United Arab Emirates, a key pillar of a Saudi-led Arab coalition that has been battling Iran-backed Shia Huthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. After Qatar, he will travel on to Kuwait and Bahrain, which is to host this year's Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) summit.