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GCC summit in Doha

The heads of states from the six-member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met in Doha, Qatar, on December 9, 2014, to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices.

GCC summit in Doha
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (C), ruler of Dubai looks on during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah looks on during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani looks on during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said looks on during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the Arab States of the Gulf, Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, attends the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the GCC prior the start of the summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad al-Khalifa (R) speaks with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (2L) during a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) prior the start of the GCC summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah (L) attends the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) prior the start of the GCC summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid al-Sabah attends the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) prior the start of the GCC summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdulla attends a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) prior the start of the GCC summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
A general view of the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) prior the start of the GCC summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
GCC summit in Doha
A general view of the meeting of leaders during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha on December 9, 2014. Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight the threat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. (AFP/Getty Images)