Riyadh to host Gulf summit on December 10
RIYADH - Gulf monarchs are to hold their annual summit on December 10 in the Saudi capital, three weeks before an international target date for bringing together Syria's government and opposition.
A Saudi official confirmed on Monday that the heads of state of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council will meet in Riyadh on December 10.
Major world powers have set January 1 as the date for talks on war-torn Syria to begin, along with a ceasefire.
In preparation for the talks, Saudi Arabia has been trying to bring together exile groups and armed factions fighting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
The war in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia leads an Arab coalition fighting Shiite Huthi rebels, is also expected to be prominent on the GCC summit agenda.
As well as Saudi Arabia, the GCC groups the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.